Basic Life Support BLS Class | CPR in St. Louis

By at December 23, 2011 | 12:31 pm | Print

If you are a nursing student, medical student, dental student, emt, paramedic, or any other healthcare or emergency provider in St. Louis MO, you need to be certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) in Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR. 

Here are the steps of Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR for Adults. You will also need it for children and infants, along with how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) before you begin any clinical experiences. 

Sequence for BLS/CPR: 

1. First priority, make sure the Scene is SAFE.

2. Second, Check for Responsiveness by tapping the shoulder and asking “Are you okay?”

3. If no response, Check for Breathing, Activate ERS, and get AED

If there is no breathing or only gasps, then shout for help. If another rescuer responds, send them to activate the Emergency Response System (ERS, i.e. call 911), and to get an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). If you are alone, you would call 911 and get an AED, if available.

4. Upon returning, Check for Pulse and Begin CPR.

Feel for carotid pulse no longer than 10 seconds. If no pulse is detected, start CPR immediately beginning with chest compressions. How to locate carotid pulse: Use fingers to locate trachea and then slide fingers into groove between trachea and muscle on side of neck to feel pulse.

5. Begin Chest Compressions and Breaths

Give 30 compressions followed by 2 breaths.

Go here for a Hands-On, Stress Free Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR class in St. Louis MO

CPR St. Louis 44 Meramec Valley Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63088 (314) 600-2075


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