This fundamental course prepares you to provide proper care for life-threatening illnesses or injuries until professional emergency medical care is available.
The life-support skills taught in this course include one- and two-rescuer CPR for adults, children and infants.
Use of automatic external defibrillators, bleeding management, assisting a choking victims and responding to a person in shock.
The first aid skills taught include conducting secondary assessments, splinting and responding to medical emergencies.
The fun part about Basic Life Support training is learning serious medical emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are prepared to help in an emergency.
Through a combination of independent study and skill practice with an instructor, you will build the confidence and skills to provide basic emergency care. The Basic Life Support (BLS) online training and videos preview emergency scenarios and provide step-by-step skill demonstrations.
To enroll in Basic Life Support (BLS) courses, you must:
Beside the Basic Life Support course, Olympus offers additional training programs from Divers Alert Network (DAN). After completing BLS, take the PADI Rescue Diver course and the DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries.
For a more advanced course, Olympus offers Diving First Aid for Professional Divers, which incorporates the first 2 DAN courses (BLS and EO2) and includes material on neurological assessment and first aid for hazardous marine life injuries.
Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.
For more information or to schedule an BLS class, please contact Olympus Dive Center at (252)726-9432.