BELSSBasic Emergency Lifesaving Skills in Schools (North Dakota)
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The BELSS Initiative is designed to increase the number of school-aged youth who are competent in safety, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and automatic external defibrillator skills by training their teachers as instructors and providing curricula to promote the development of these skills.
The BELSS framework was developed to increase the number of school districts that require proficiency in first aid and CPR as a condition for high school graduation and is intended for people who teach emergency skills to children and adolescents and those who design first aid and CPR programs.