Importance of basic life support training for first and second year medical students


Current studies show that there is a significant lack of knowledge regarding the typical signs and risk factors associated with serious medical conditions among medical students and laypersons. There is an urgent need to establish learning objectives in order to encourage students to complete BLS courses during their education.


There is an important number of people who imply people suffering from a lack of an appropriate care in an uncontrolled environment emergency. To begin with, the main important advantage of receiving a BLS training, this class is useful for everyone, not only for personal lives but also for others. More than that, the course has proven to be beneficial to a wide range of persons including parents who do not want to be let down by forgotten or weak resuscitation skills.


In spite of the fact that this programme is not included in the curricula, students might receive this information from various persons, even though these persons are not specialized in the domain of giving first aid. Therefore, some of the attendants might not acquire the proper/accurate information, and, this may lead to medical errors and a low self–confidence because of the low level of knowledge acquired.


On the other hand, there are associations, which organize these kinds of programs not only for students but also for the medical personnel or for anyone eager to learn about first aid. We are in the category of the persons who received a BLS training in an organized way; that is why we strongly recommend that BLS should be included in the curricula.


Understanding BLS courses and, more than that, practicing these techniques is by far the most challenging task confronting firs aid. Either by theoretical classes, practical training or virtual e–education, we feel that basic life support techniques must be acquired as soon as possible in medical school, because their core meaning is that of saving a life, the main reason why all students chose the medical profession.


Taking everything into consideration we believe that the adequate education in first aid and basic life support should be considered as an essential aspect of the medical universities' curriculum. Being students, we feel that this might improve both the state–of–mind aspects of the medical students, their eagerness to learn, their passion for the medical art and also their clinical skills.


As stated, implementing such a strategy might be also useful during clinical stages, as all parts implicated in the clinical act should be trained to handle basic life support emergencies, even for a second, since that second has been very well proven its importance.


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

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