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Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider CPR

Sudden cardiac arrest remains a leading cause of death in the United States. BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. Fundamental aspects of adult BLS include immediate recognition of sudden cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system, early CPR, and rapid defibrillation with an automated external defibrillator (AED). Initial recognition and response to heart attacks is crucial parts of BLS and imperative in the Chain of Survival.

·       Learn the importance of Scene Safety

·       Learn the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival

·       Know the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival

·       Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR

·       Learn how to perform high-quality CPR for adults, children and infants

·       Learn the importance of early use of an AED

·       Learn the use of effective ventilations by using a barrier device

·       Learn the importance of 2-person CPR

·       Learn the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults, children and infants

·       Learn and know, that you can make a difference. 


Qualifications of the Instructor

Captain Fred Monroe, EMT, Firefighter, EMS, BLS & First aid Instructor.

Captain Monroe has been and worked with the Broadmoor Fire Department in Colorado Springs, Colorado for almost 25 years. During his service he has responded and participated in endless amounts of emergency 911 calls ranging from minor to the most critical of calls. He is and has been affiliated and taught with American Heart Association, The Red Cross and the National Safety Council for over 35 years.

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