The Basic Life Support (BLS) course is designed to train students to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.This course 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.
This class is appropriate for professional rescuers (nurses, EMTs, dental office staff, doctor’s office staff, and many other healthcare professions). However, since there are no prerequisites for this course, non-healthcare providers are welcome to enroll in the BLS Provider class or can take one of our courses designed for lay-rescuers.
In this BLS course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with a BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
Students will receive a BLS Provider certification e-card valid for two years upon successful completion of this class.
The class content consist of the following.
- Adult, Child and Infant CPR
- Foreign-body airway obstruction
- Use of automated external defibrillation with CPR
- Scene Safety and Assessment
- Adult Compressions
- CPR Mask Use
- 1 Rescuer Adult BLS
- 2 Rescuer scenarios and use of bag mask
- Bag Valve Mask Use
- Adult, Child, and Infant Choking
- Team Dynamics
This BLS course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and the 2015 American Heart Association, American Safety and Health Institute and the American Red Cross updates.