Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) - Renewal

 

Audience/Overview

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers course is required to work in most  healthcare settings. AHA BLS includes CPR and AED use as well as how to help a victim that is choking.

Prerequisites

  1. Must have a BLS card that is not expired and is still in current status.
  2. Must have the most current copy of the American Heart Association Basic Life Support Student Manual (2010 Guidelines).

 

Course Content

  • Key changes in CPR from the new 2010 AHA Guidelines
  • CPR Critical Concepts
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
  • Choking for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway

 

Course Length

BLS Renewal Course: 3.5 hours

*course time based on 1 instructor: 6 students: 6 manikins

 

Features

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills’

 

Certification

American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card received immediately after class is valid for two years. 

 

Textbook Requirement

2010 BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual

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