Healthcare Triage: Basic and Advanced Life Support; One Helps. The Other, Not So Much.

Basic Life Support (BLS) is basically CPR, and when bystanders are trained to help people suffering cardiac arrest with BLS and automated defibrillators, outcomes improve. Advanced Life Support (ALS) is a whole other story. We’ve got the research on it.

This is adapted from a piece I wrote on the Upshot about ALS and BLS. You can read more there.


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