Kurse der PSI-Akademie
K 906 E  

First Aid Course (basic life support)

Short description
Despite there is a well-organized and professional system of emergency medical care all over Switzerland, a person who suffers a sudden cardiac arrest will only have an acceptable chance to survive, if the gap between collapse and arrival of an ambulance is managed by amateurs providing first aid. This course teaches the most important skills in the case of cardiac arrest.

Content theory
- Safety first in first aid
- Emergency phone numbers
- course of action according to the "algorithm BLS-AED-SRC"
- recognition and assessment of emergency situations (incl. chain of survival)
- communication and cooperation with lay rescuers and health care professionals
- motivations of care

Content practice
- skillstraining: primary survey, chest compressions, ventilation and defibrillation by using an AED
- different training scenarios

The participants
- call for help and regard safety first in emergeny situations
- provide basic life support skills (BLS) incl. automated external defibrillation (AED) on adult training mannikins
- transfer BLS-skills during scenario training
- reflect the motivations of first aid

Target audience
The course is useful for everyone

- Individual and group exercises
- Practical training
- Discussion

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Execution in
English, whereas this course is also available in German


Proof of performance

Certificate of completion

PSI Education Center (building OSGA)

Number of days / duration in lessons (à 45 minutes each)
1 half day / 4 lessons / 08.30 – 12.00

Course leader / moderation
SIRMED Schweizer Institut für Rettungsmedizin
Guido A. Zäch Strasse 2b
6207 Nottwil

Number of participants
Minimum 6 / Maximum 12

This course does not include meals. However, the staff restaurant OASE also provides external visitors with inexpensive and tasty menus.

Further information
Product category: Sicherheit

For questions
Administration PSI Education Center, Tel. 056 310 24 00, bildungszentrum@psi.ch

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