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?

The BLS pro­gram address­es CPR resus­ci­ta­tion of infants, chil­dren and adults. It is suit­ed for all health pro­fes­sion­als prac­tic­ing in a remote and iso­lat­ed con­text. 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, sub­mit an enquiry here.

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.

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, clin­i­cians will be able to::

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

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion par­tic­i­pants will be awarded:

  • A CRANAplus Basic Life Sup­port (Adult, Child & Infant) cer­tifi­cate (Valid for one year)

Accred­i­ta­tions

NRT ACRRM

I loved being able to do the theory online, in my own time and then do the practical via Skype. It was far less time consuming and also more enjoyable this way

eRemote User, Adelaide

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