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Basic Life Support (BLS)

Updated With New 2015 AHA Guidelines



Basic Life Support training reinforces healthcare professionals' understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, using an AED and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival. This course covers all aspects of CPR and AED use and includes both a written and skills evaluation.

Course Length:  4 hours

Course Covers:

    Adult, Child and Infant CPR

    Relief of Airway Obstruction

    Use of barrier devices for ventilations

    Bag Valve Mask device use

    Use of an AED

    AHA Chain of Survival

    Team Dynamics



The Heartsaver courses combine the skills of CPR with operation of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This course is designed for individuals who will be part of a response team in Public Access Defibrillation programs and does include a written evaluation and a skills evaluation.

Course Length:  3 - 6 hours

Course Covers:

    Adult, Child and Infant CPR

    Relief of Airway Obstruction

    Use of barrier devices for ventilations

    Use of an AED

    First Aid


BLS Instructor Course


The BLS Instructor Course is designed to develop proficiency in teaching a BLS provider course.  The BLS instructor course will introduce the instructor candidate to adult teaching theory including a case based method of teaching.

Participants must successfully complete the online Instructor Essentials program before taking the instructor course.   Upon completion the instructor will receive a Basic Life Support instructor card.  The card is valid for a two-year period.  This course has not been approved for Continuing Education Credit.

Course Length:
Provider course- (4 to 6 hours)

Course objectives:

 I. How to make effective presentations of BLS information and materials.

 II. How to function as the leader and participant in all components of a BLS provider course.

 II.  How to create, present, and lead the teaching modules:

 ·Case-based scenarios

 ·Case discussion

 ·Skills instruction and evaluation

 ·Practice stations

 ·Remediation stations

 ·Written annotated examination  

 V.  Understand the educational philosophy of the BLS program





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