Course on Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillator (BLS-AED)

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Cardiovascular disease is one of society’s biggest health problems. Most avoidable deaths are caused by heart disease and occur frequently in out-of-hospital settings. As a result, efforts are being made to train the population, not just people directly related to the health industry, so that they can play a vital role as first responders.

With this course, we have established a student/teacher ratio of 8:1 to ensure proper practice and adequate follow-up.

It will be taught by an instructor from the Catalan Resuscitation Council (CRR) and will include the content laid down for official BLS-AED courses.

Students who pass the course will receive an official BLS-AED training certificate issued by the Catalan Resuscitation Council (CRR).

Objectives

By the end of the course, participants should know how to:

  1. Assess an unconscious victim.
  2. Perform chest compressions and artificial ventilation.
  3. Correctly use a semi-automated external defibrillator.
  4. Place unconscious but breathing victims in recovery position.

During the course, attendees will receive in-class and practical training in the following aspects:

  1. Chain of survival
  2. Algorithm for BLS
  3. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  4. Handling the defibrillator
  5. Airway obstruction
  6. Recovery position
  7. Legal framework for defibrillator use

All specific techniques will be demonstrated on adult victims and adapted for child victims.

Teachers

  • Dr. Jordi Castillo

Contact

María Vera
mvera@uic.es