Basic Life Support skills can effectively be trained on a simulator (also referred to as BLS training manikin). During Basic Life Support courses, the trainee learns to assess unresponsiveness, the absence of breathing and /or a pulse. In the next step, correct positioning of the victim is trained followed by CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) with the correct frequency and depth of chest compression and ventilations (mouth-to-mouth and mouth-to-nose).
High quality CPR training uses defined parameters for the depth and number of compressions and gives the trainee direct feedback about his or her performance. It is important for the training of Basic Life Support that the simulators are age specific, as the trainees should learn to apply the correct forces. 3B Scientific® offers adult, child and neonatal BLS and CPR trainers.