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It's Time to Make BLS and CPR Training Affordable to All

By Deepak Sharma

BLS and CPR are essential life-saving skills that are indispensable for healthcare professionals to provide the much-needed assistance to a patient during an emergency. According to the World Health Organization, 1.15 lakh people die every day due to cardiac arrest in the world. In many of these cases, the victim could have been saved if CPR had been provided in time.

BLS (Basic Life Support) is administered by first responders, healthcare providers, or public safety professionals to anyone experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, or an obstructed airway. It involves keeping the victim’s airway open to encourage blood circulation without medical assistance and is considered accurate among other important methods of rescue. CPR is recommended for heart attacks or drowning cases where a person’s heartbeat or breathing has stopped.

Basic life support includes the essential skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, an automated external defibrillator (AED) – a medical device that helps with sudden cardiac arrest), and knowledge of how to relieve airway obstruction. This includes initial assessment to understand arm position, depth and frequency of chest compressions, mouth-to-mouth ventilation/rescue breathing/expired air ventilation, and most importantly accurate positioning.

Benefits of e-learning at BLS as a cost-effective solution for healthcare professionals
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation training by leveraging technology to provide the latest online tools at the constant disposal of healthcare workers to enhance their skills in basic life support, amid the rapid progress and demand for efficient digital technology in the post-pandemic world can be made efficient.

Evidence-based digital learning can significantly improve the basic lifesaving and resuscitation skills of our healthcare workers by making them faster and more efficient at delivering high quality CPR. Latest digital learning tools are cost effective for healthcare professionals as compared to the traditional and highly dependent instructor-based method. Implementing latest technology is a game changer that saves precious time in training and operational costs for hospitals and healthcare organizations by developing a dedicated skill lab with a robust infrastructure. The real-time feedback provided by digital learning can substantially transform training outcomes, providing an essential alternative to self-training to bridge knowledge and skills gaps and address the challenges of administering CPR in a timely manner. Does

Latest simulation-based training and e-learning helps learners develop better understanding of concepts at their own pace and time with higher engagement and knowledge retention. Digital learning gives healthcare professionals greater control over their time and resources with continuous access across the hospital premises. With abstract concepts and hands-on practice, learners gain an in-depth knowledge of resuscitation that makes them more accurate and confident. For example: In a dedicated clinical skills laboratory, health care professionals or nursing students can practice with manikins or real-life patients which prepares them to deal with situations where patients have complications and are very There is little or no time left.

Making BLS and CPR Training Affordable Through Digital Learning
BLS e-learning combines evidence-based education to help learners develop a deeper understanding of a patient’s condition and how to provide timed CPR with accurate compressions and use an AED. Healthcare organizations and nursing colleges can implement online programs as an effective and cost-effective way to learn and enhance competency in basic life support. Various training programs are available (both short term and long term) for individuals and groups that are tailored to meet the specific needs of nurses, nursing students and allied health workers with complete step-by-step guidance on developing CPR accuracy Are. Manikin.

Digital Learning enhances the proficiency and confidence of CPR providers through well-recognized practical certified training programs that prepare them for every situation and help them grow their careers as trained CPR professionals. These certificate programs can also be renewed which help with career advancement, maintain service and quality excellence and are more cost-effective than regular certificate programs. Healthcare providers can organize training camps to learn the different ways their staff can upgrade themselves in life-saving techniques.

Deepak Sharma, Co-founder and CEO, Medlearn

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