BLS stands for Basic Life Support. It refers to the immediate care provided to someone who is experiencing a life-threatening emergency such as cardiac arrest, choking, drowning, or severe allergic reaction until more advanced medical care is available. BLS typically involves the following basic interventions:
BLS is a critical skill set that can be provided by healthcare professionals, first responders, and trained bystanders. The prompt initiation of BLS can help stabilize a person's condition and improve their chances of survival.