American Heart Association

BLS Provider Course

AHA’s Basic Life Support (BLS) Course provides the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. Updated to reflect new 2015 science, BLS teaches the concepts of high-quality CPR, improvement of chest compression fraction, and high-performing team dynamics.

 
 

BLS from AHA offers the advantages of:

  • Content representing the latest resuscitation science for improved patient outcomes
  • Realistic scenarios, simulations, and animations depicting rescuers, teams, and patients
  • Course and content flexibility for AHA Instructors and students, including adaptability to local protocols
 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings. This includes: doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and other healthcare professionals.

 

COURSE COVERS

  • New science and education from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
  • The components of high-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival for prehospital and in-facility providers
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants
 

COURSE DELIVERY

BLS can be delivered in 2 formats to meet the needs of students and offer flexibility for instructors. All formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card.

  • Instructor-led Training

Instructors deliver both the cognitive portion of training and the psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing in a classroom setting.

  • Blended Learning – HeartCode® BLS

Includes a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, and a hands-on session.

 

Course Duration

Original course - approximately 4 hours

Update course (recertification) - approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes

 

Pricing*

$90 for original certification

$70 for update course (recertification)

 

* Group pricing available

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