BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
What is Basic Life Support?
Basic life support
is maintenance of the ABCs (airway, breathing, and circulation)without auxiliary equipment.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
consists of mouth-to-mouth respiration andchest compression.
CPR allows oxygenated blood to circulate to vital organs such as the brain andheart.
CPR can keep a person alive until more advanced procedures (such as defibrillation-an electric shock to the chest) can treat the cardiac arrest. CPR started by a bystander doubles the likelihood of survival for victims of cardiac arrest.
Its primary importance is placed on establishing and maintaining an adequate open
. Airway obstruction alone may be the emergency:
a classmate begins choking on a piece of food!!!
to reverse respiratory arrest (stopped breathing) commonlycaused by electric shock, drowning, head injuries, and allergic reactions.Restore
to keep blood circulating and carrying oxygen to the heart,lungs, brain, and body.
ADVANCE LIFE SUPPORT
What is Advance Life Support?
refers to the skills and knowledge that a practitioner possess. The ALS provider may perform advanced procedures and skills on a patient involving invasive and non-invasive procedures.