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)
COVID-19 Vac­ci­na­tion Requirements

All par­tic­i­pants attend­ing a face-to-face work­shop will be required to show evi­dence of their COVID-19 vac­ci­na­tion sta­tus upon entry to the course venue. A min­i­mum of two vac­cine dos­es is required. How­ev­er, where juris­dic­tions imple­ment pub­lic health orders for three dos­es this will be applied.

Cater­ing information

Giv­en the remote loca­tion of many of our cours­es, we are some­times restrict­ed to Veg­e­tar­i­an and Gluten Free dietary options. While we always sup­ply fresh food and fruit, par­tic­u­lar foods may not be eas­i­ly accessed in remote areas. Should you have quite spe­cif­ic restric­tions we encour­age you to bring some basics and then pick and choose from the fresh food offered on the day. You should also inform us of any aller­gies you may have so we can advise the cater­er and be aware of the situation.