The Basic Life Support Participant’s Manual includes all foundational concepts covered in the American Red Cross Basic Life Support course. Emergency care components covered for adult, child and infant patients include recognition and care for patients experiencing respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, airway obstruction and opioid overdose. The Basic Life Support Participant’s Manual has recently been updated to the technical content within the American Red Cross Basic Life Support Participant’s Manual is consistent with the most current science and treatment recommendations from:
- American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council reviews, statements and advisories.
- The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015-2018 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations.
- The 2015-2018 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.