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What is meant by basic life support?
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Dr. Simon Kimm
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In brief: Emergency care
Basic life support (bls) is emergency care for people with life-threatening conditions before they get to the hospital.
It usually covers a number of conditions, such as cardiac arrest, choking and drowning. Examples are cpr, and use of an AED (automated external defibrillator). Hospital workers, lifeguards, and first-responders are usually required to be bls certified.

In brief: Emergency care
Basic life support (bls) is emergency care for people with life-threatening conditions before they get to the hospital.
It usually covers a number of conditions, such as cardiac arrest, choking and drowning. Examples are cpr, and use of an AED (automated external defibrillator). Hospital workers, lifeguards, and first-responders are usually required to be bls certified.
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