Our BLS certification (Basic Life Support) course prepares participants to quickly recognize various life-threatening emergencies, administer high-quality chest compressions, deliver applicable ventilation and provide initial use of an AED.
The AHA (American Heart Association) BLS/CPR course is developed for healthcare authorities who need expert training on how to properly execute CPR, as well as how to perform other lifesaving skills in emergency situations, both in and out of hospital environments.
In the Instructor-led 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.
Instructor-led, hands-on class format, that emphasizes skills competence
Emphasis on high-quality CPR, which also includes a team classroom activity
Structured, video based class which includes real world scenarios
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 and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for this course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the AHA.