American Heart Association - Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
This class trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
- 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 multirescuer resuscitation
- Performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
- Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants
Prerequisite: BLS participant manual (included with new certifications and available for purchase for renewals)
Class Time: 3 - 4 hours
Certificate: 2 years
Who should take this class:
Anyone in a healthcare related job or working in a hospital or healthcare setting. Health Care providers, dentists, dental assistants, doctors, physicians, medical/physician's assistants, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, physical/occupational therapists, residents or fellows, medical/nursing students, law enforcement, fire fighters, members of emergency response teams (MERT), lifeguards, athletic trainers, and other professional rescuers.