Basic Life Support | American Heart Association Certification Course

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support Course formerly BLS for Healthcare Providers is designed to prepare healthcare professionals and other personnel on how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support techniques.
It teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with a BLS Instructor to refine BLS skills techniques.  This course includes group interaction and hands-on coaching and feedback from an AHA instructor.

Students also complete a 25-question multiple-choice written exam.

Upon successful completion of the course, including a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a BLS course completion card, valid for two years.

BLS Course Content

  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child, and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children, and infant
  • Differences between adult, child, and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adults, children, and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adults, children, and infant
  • Relief of choking for adults, children, and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway

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