DAN Basic Life Support (BLS)

Course Type: Diving Pro

The DAN Basic Life Support (BLS) course will not only train divers and non-divers to resuscitate an injured person with a circulatory arrest, but can also prevent a person from getting in that condition. External bleeding, choking and shock can lead to severe circulatory and respiratory problems. The DAN BLS course will prepare you to react in the correct way, when accidents happen.

Why do this course

The Basic Life Support course, represents entry-level training designed to educate persons in providing Basic Life Support techniques to adult victims with life threatening injuries, while activating the local medical services. The DAN Basic Life Support provider ("DAN BLS Provider") program is designed to teach the knowledge and skills needed to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) to adult victims. BLS consists out of several First Aid techniques that support (or might restore) life. At the end of the course the DAN BLS provider will be able to recognise an emergency, activate the EMS and provide early BLS, while waiting for an AED or Advanced Life support to arrive at the scene of the accident. Early Access to the EMS and early BLS are 2 of the 4 links in the chain of survival.

Equipment & Materials

  • DAN BLS Manual

Prerequisites

None

Main Skills

  • CPR
  • Back Blows & Abdominal Thrusts
  • Managing Severe Bleeding
  • Managing Shock
  • Managing Spinal Injury