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Common misconceptions about BLS

common BLS misconceptions

Basic life support (BLS) training is important in many emergencies. It helps healthcare professionals save many lives by giving quick medical care to people who have heart or breathing problems. But there are some misconceptions about this certification training.  

In this blog post, we will clarify some common misconceptions about BLS certification. It will easily help healthcare professionals better understand its importance and significance.  

BLS is Only for Healthcare Professionals: 

Some individuals think BLS training is only for healthcare professionals. But BLS training is valuable for everyone. Normal people can also learn and apply these basic life-saving skills easily. 

BLS Is Only About CPR: 

One should understand that BLS certification training includes the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), basic airway management, and techniques for assisting someone who is choking.  

Only Older People Need BLS: 

As we know, cardiac arrest and other life-threatening emergencies can happen to anyone. Hence, anyone can need BLS skills.  

BLS Is Not Effective Without Special Equipment:  

Many people usually think they need some special equipments to provide effective medical care. But there are some basic techniques like chest compressions and rescue breaths that can be effective even without specialized tools. If they are skilled then they can reduce the risk of death.  

BLS Training Is Time-Consuming and Complicated:

One should not think BLS training is complicated and time consuming. There are many BLS courses that are designed to provide knowledge that is easy to understand and practice. They can gain the confidence and skills needed for effective BLS interventions in just a few hours.  

In conclusion, Basic Life Support (BLS) training is important for everyone to learn how to save lives during emergencies. It is not just for healthcare professionals and involves more than just CPR. BLS is for people of all ages and does not require special equipment. It is not complicated or time-consuming to learn. Hence individuals should obtain this certification as they can save many lives.  

Medtigo provides online medical certification courses like BLS, ACLS and PALS. These courses are 100% online and provide instant provider card and simulation-based training. You can click on the following link to get more information about them.  

BLS course: https://medtigo.com/bls-certification-online/ 

ACLS course:https://medtigo.com/acls-certification-online/ 

PALS course:https://medtigo.com/pals-certification-online/ 

 

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