Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and AED

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SkillsFuture Credit Eligible
UTAP Ineligible

Course Overview

BCLS Course (CPR + AED) Singapore

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) course is a concise training focusing on the use of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) during emergencies. Basic Cardiac Life Support and AED is a nationally certified course and the guidelines are set by Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council (SRFAC).

For BCLS + AED instructor certification, please see BCLS + AED instructor course.

Why are CPR and AED usage learned in conjunction?

When CPR is performed, its purpose is to mimic the action of the heart and continue pumping blood through the body — transporting oxygen to the brain, thereby keeping it alive.

On the other hand, the purpose of the AED is to send electric shocks through the body in an effort to jumpstart the heart, allowing it to continue pumping blood to the brain.

Therefore, in the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) where there is a sudden loss of heart function, breathing & consciousness, both CPR and AED are required to ensure blood movement when the heart has ceased pumping and to restart the heart, respectively.

Course Title

Basic Cardiac Life Support + AED

Course Objectives: BCLS (CPR + AED) Course

Basic Cardiac Life Support + AED Provider Course will teach participants to:

  • Understand cardiac arrest
  • Understand the rescuer’s role in the chain of survival
  • Demonstrate competency in providing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Perform CPR and operate AED competently, confidently and safely
  • Recognize and manage Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO)

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and AED

Course Content: BCLS (CPR + AED) Course

  • What is Cardiac Arrest
  • Chain of Survival
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Adult, Child, and Infant
  • The Importance of Early CPR
  • The Recovery Position
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED): Public Access Defibrillator Usage
  • The Importance of Early Defibrillation
  • Post-Incident Procedures
  • Child and Infant Defibrillation
  • Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO): Adult, Child, and Infant

Who Should Attend

  • Medical & Healthcare Professionals (Dentist and Clinic Assistants)
  • Childcare Professionals in learning Infant and Children resuscitation
  • Individuals interested to become Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) + AED Trainer

Entry Requirements

  • Able to speak, read and understand English effectively as our courses are conducted in English.
  • No history of underlying medical heart and lung conditions
  • Physically fit with no pre-existing medical conditions such as knee, spinal or joint injury.
  • Pregnant ladies are discouraged from undertaking the CPR practice due to safety reasons.

BCLS Certification

BCLS + AED certification will be issued after this course (Valid for 2 years)

If you’re interested to learn more emergency first aid procedures/ attain the relevant certification, see our other First Aid Courses →

Course Feature

Course Feature

Course Provider: Medlink Healthcare Group Pte. Ltd.
UEN: 201703314W
Course Reference Number: TGS-2021008478
Mode Of Training: Classroom
Funding Validity Period: 19 Sep 2022 – 15 Apr 2025

Singaporean 40 yrs and above$53.82
Singaporean 21-39 yrs / PR$81.42
Duration1 day

Available in: English

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