84292 - Clinical Clerkship - Basic Life Support

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Docente: Rocco Liguori
  • Credits:: 1
  • SSD: MED/45
  • Language: English
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 9210)

Learning outcomes

Provide basic life support (BLS) for the management of a number of emergency conditions, such as cardiac arrest, choking, and drowning.

Course contents

The aim of the Basic Life Support (BLS) simulation clerkship is to provide the baseline knowledge and skills about cardiopulmonary resuscitation; students will practice how to perform basic life support, also with the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Main topics:

  • Emergency first aid
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Foreign body airways obstruction
  • Choking
  • Defibrillation
  • Heatstroke and burns
  • Haemorrhage management

Readings/Bibliography

- European Resuscitation Council guidelines can be downloaded at web site: https://cprguidelines.eu/

Teaching methods

BLS and, whenever possible, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) is the first level of care for a person in cardiac arrest. Learning to perform BLS and AED use is an interactive process requiring both knowledge and practical skills. Part or all of this knowledge and some skills will be obtained by self-instruction and on-line learning.

Teaching modes include: Traditional lectures, E-learning BLS, Workshop and Simulation Scenario.

Assessment methods

During the learning activity, students will be tested with both a multiple choice test and a practical skill test about the topics covered in the 'Course contents' section.

On the last day of the learning activity, after about two months from the previous tests, students will undergo a second practical skill test.

Upon completion of the course and after passing all tests, students will receive the following certifications:

- Croce Rossa Italiana in accordance with European Red Cross and Red Crescent Guidelines CPR/AED.

-Stop the Bleed committee on trauma.

Teaching tools

BLS and, whenever possible, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) is the first level of care for a person in cardiac arrest. Learning to perform BLS and AED use is an interactive process requiring both knowledge and practical skills. Part or all of this knowledge and some skills will be obtained by self-instruction and on-line learning.

Teaching modes include: Traditional lectures, E-learning BLS, Workshop and Simulation Scenario.

Office hours

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