Chapter three basic life support. Welcome to the overview on basic life support. In this video, we'll briefly discuss basic life support or BLS and its importance during pls. BLS is the life support method used when there is limited access to advanced interventions such as medications and monitoring devices. In general, BLS is performed until the emergency medical services or EMR arrives to provide a higher level of care. BLS utilizes CPR and cardiac defibrillator when a defibrillator is available.
In every setting, high quality CPR gives the child or the infant the greatest chance of survival by providing circulation to the heart, brain and other organs until the return of spontaneous circulation. The pls handbook and its corresponding videos only briefly described BLS. All pls providers are assumed to be able to perform BLS appropriately. This concludes the overview on basic life support. Next, we'll review one rescue or BLS in children