BLS for Healthcare Providers

This course teaches Adult, Child, and Infant CPR and AED use as encountered in a healthcare setting. As well as use of the use of the AED. Upon completion of this course student will be able to provide emergent care for adult child and infant victims with and without advanced airways, and foreign airway obstructions. As well as recognize signs and symptoms for heart attack, stroke. And other cardiovascular problems common to health care providers. 


Course Content:

Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Critical concepts of high-quality CPR

The American Heart Association Chain of Survival

1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant

2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant

Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques

Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant

Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant

Relief of choking for adult, child and infant

CPR with an advanced airway*


* This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course


Course Format:

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 4.5 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Renewal Course requires approximately 4 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.

*course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins


At the end of Class:

 American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card is valid for two years.

In the classroom, 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