BLS - Basic Life Support

Accreditations & Endorsements
RTO NAT NRT

Costs
Member: $70
Non Member: $100

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About this Course

  • Are you part of a health team that requires Basic Life Support (BLS) skills?
  • Would you know how to save a life when there is no breathing or response present?
  • Is BLS part of your organisations annual core competence requirement?

Basic Life Support (BLS) is an annual organisational requirement for all health workers and practitioners. The CRANAplus BLS course is designed to provide a flexible learning opportunity that will ensure best practice and is contextualised to the remote and isolated setting.

Who is this course for?

Registered Nurses, Registered Midwives, Enrolled Nurses, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners, Paramedics, Ambulance Officers, Medical Officers and other remote health practitioners. It is ideally suited for Health Professionals practising in remote and isolated settings who require this skill set annually.

BLS is also a prerequisite for many courses, including the CRANAplus Advanced Life Support course.

If you have any queries about the course or its relevance to your practice, please contact the Remote Clinical Educator Team.

Course deliv­ery

CRANAplus Basic Life Sup­port is offered in 2 formats: 

  • Assess­ment via online learn­ing and assess­ment and an indi­vid­ual BLS clin­i­cal skills assess­ment (this can be done by a local asses­sor or via Skype) 
  • Face to face course con­sist­ing of lec­tures, skill sta­tions and prac­ti­cal based sce­nar­ios with the the­o­ry assess­ment and the indi­vid­ual BLS clin­i­cal assess­ment com­plet­ed on-course. 

CRANAplus can also deliv­er BLS as a Unit of Com­pe­ten­cy HLTAID001 — Pro­vide car­diopul­monary resuscitation 

For a pri­vate face to face course, please con­tact the Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Offi­cer for fur­ther information.

Grad­u­ates of this course will be able to:

  • Per­form Basic Life Sup­port as per Aus­tralian Resus­ci­ta­tion Coun­cil guidelines 
  • Describe the com­po­nents of the BLS algo­rithm (DRSABCD)
  • List the steps in using an auto­mat­ed exter­nal defib­ril­la­tor (AED) and safe­ty precautions 
  • Dis­cuss ces­sa­tion of BLS