Who should attend: All crew (Operational & Management)
Objectives and benefits: Basic Life Support, or BLS, generally refers to the type of care that first-responders, healthcare providers and public safety professionals provide to anyone who is experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory distress or an obstructed airway. It requires knowledge and skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using automated external defibrillators (AED) and relieving airway obstructions in patients of every age. The aim of this course is to provide learners with necessary information regarding Basic Life Support.
- Comprehend when a victim needs Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, identify when a victim is breathing and apply the knowledge of chest compressions and rescue breaths.
- Recognize when you need to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).
- Identify how to use an AED safely and effectively.
- Understand how to handle severe cases of choking and how to perform the Heimlich maneuver.
- Identify all the steps for placing a victim in the recovery position.
This course has been produced in the framework of the research project “Elearning platform for Seafarers for first aid and health issues”- SeaHealth (Υγεία εν πλω) through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation under the call RESEARCH –CREATE –INNOVATE, implemented by SQLearn and Danaos Management Consultants in collaboration with the 1st Otolaryngology Clinic of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UOA).