FIRES209 - Basic Life Support
The course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The course is intended for certified or noncertified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals
Prerequisites: FIRES203, FIRES204, FIRES206, FIRES207, FIRES208, FIRES216
Distribution: Career Training
Offered: Winter, Summer
- Describe and practice the principles of infection control and standard precautions for all patients.
- Explain the basic components of an emergency medical system.
- Perform an initial assessment on all patients, obtain vital signs, and conduct a focused history and physical exam for signs of illness and/or injury.