Basic Life Support (BLS) is the level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital. It can be provided by trained medical personnel, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and by laypersons who have received BLS training. BLS is generally used in the pre-hospital setting, and can be provided without medical equipment.
BLS or Basic Life Support certificate is mandatory to get registered as health care professional with SCFHS.
To get BLS training & certificate from KSA, there are two pathways;
1- Go to any authorized BLS training center:
(list of them are given on Saudi Heart Association CPR website ).
The training center will register you and guide about further steps. the center will also provide you with a book for reading BLS guidelines as per American Heart Association.
Fee for BLS is 300 Riyals.
It is approximately 05 hours course containing training , practical test and also MCQs based test (either online or written) (15 MCQs only).
To pass you must secure 80 % marks.
2- BLS online registeration.
- Go to www.ksacpr.com
- Click on register .
- Fill the personal details, contact details & additional information.
- Click on "Submit"
Specialty = Pharmacist
ID type = Residence ID
ID = Iqama No
Academic qualification = Doctor of Pharmacy.
After pressing submit you will be registered to SHA portal and you will get an email in which further details are provided.