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Why is it important to get BLS certified?

Why is it important to get BLS certified?

As we know, healthcare professionals need to respond very quickly during some medical emergencies such as when a person suddenly stops breathing or his heart stops beating. So, they need to improve their skills to help these people by just responding quickly in those situations. Some certification courses like Basic Life Support (BLS) are designed to teach basic skills like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated defibrillation (AED). These skills are very important as they can save many lives. Anyone who wants to save lives can get BLS certification. 

In this blog, you will get to know the reasons why it is important to get BLS certified and they are given below. 

Teaches life saving skills and knowledge: The BLS certification course teaches you some important skills and knowledge that can save lives. During this course, you learn to understand medical emergencies quickly. So you can provide medical care to people with serious injuries or illnesses until advanced medical help comes.  

Provides CPR performance skills: The BLS certification course also teaches you how to perform CPR to continue blood flow. This is very important as it prevents brain damage by continuing oxygen-rich blood flow to the brain. It reduces the risk of death. This course teaches you the guidelines for performing CPR on infants, children and adults.  So, you can be prepared for any situation. 

Provides AED skills: BLS certification course also teaches you how to use automated defibrillator (AED) device effectively and accurately. This device gives an electric shock to the heart that is stopped beating. It is usually used during cardiac emergencies such as heart attack and failure. If you develop this skill, you can restart the functioning of a stopped heart and save many lives. 

Provides job opportunities: Many jobs such as lifeguarding, teaching or being a flight attendant have included BLS certification in their eligibility criteria for a candidate. If you are a BLS certified person, it will make you more attractive to employers. So, you can easily get more job opportunities. 

In conclusion, anyone who wants to develop some basic skills that save lives can get BLS certification done. It teaches some important basic life saving skills such as CPR and AED. You can  respond very quickly and save many lives.It also increases your job opportunities in various fields.  

Medtigo provides online medical certification courses like BLS, ACLS and PALS. You can click on the following links to get more information about them. 

BLS: 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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