Testing BLS Skills
This video reviews the objectives and performance expectations for the 2019 EMS World Expo Clinical Challenge BLS case scenario (involving patient assessment and differential building) from October's show in New Orleans. BLS-level skills include:
- Scene safety
- Patient assessment
- Chest copressions
- Breathing and airway adjuncts
- CPR and AED use
The EMS World Clinical Challenge
The EMS World Clinical Challenge is a clinical competition where teams of two respond to challenging scenarios that test clinical knowledge, critical thinking skills, teamwork, communication, and situational awareness. Teams participate in either an ALS or BLS track, depending on their level of certification. A panel of judges evaluates their performance and provides feedback.
Each Clinical Challenge participant receives a limited-edition challenge coin. The top three teams from each track advance to the finals. The winning team from each track receives an official award medal and prize:
1st Place: Travel, lodging, and registration to an international EMS conference in 2020 (value: $3,000). Location to be announced.
2nd/3rd Place: Apple iPad (value: $350).