Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support

Course Description:
The American Heart Association BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.
Offered in both in instructor-led and blended learning options, students can participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations while working with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing or use a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to learn BLS knowledge and skills before meeting with an AHA BLS instructor for evaluation of skills.

Perspective Students:
Students are any individuals who may be called upon to assist with provide first aid or basic CPR while waiting for first response or EMS to arrive. The course has been designed for students who have received little or no prior medical training with an option for students working as healthcare professionals.

Course Length:
This course is provided over 3-4 hours when provided in person with the online course taking approximately 1-2 hours online with 2.5-3 hours instructor evaluation.

Topics Covered:

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Certificates and Continuing Education Credits:
American Heart Association BLS Provider Card valid for 2 years

Approved for 2.5 hours of CAPCE credit