Course Description:

The BLS for Healthcare Providers – Classroom Course is video-based, Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in- and out-of-hospital settings. This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. It includes adult, child and infant rescue techniques. This course also teaches relief of choking in safe, timely, and effective manner.

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in- and out- of hospital settings. This audience includes nurses, physicians, EMS professionals, and students in a healthcare program at a university/college, allied health professionals (physical therapists, occupational therapist, athletic trainers, etc.) and others who may need training in basic life support skills.

Course Format:

BLS for Healthcare Providers teaches skills using the AHA’s practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ acquisition of skills. The course uses a recommended ratio of 6 students to 2 manikins to 1 instructor.

Course Content:

• Key changes in basic life support science from the 2010 interim AHA guideline for CPR & ECC to 2015 Guidelines
• Critical Concepts of high-quality CPR
• The AHA Chain of Survival
• Rescuer CPR/AED for Adult/Child/Infant
• Rescuer CPR/AED for Adult/Child/Infant
• Differences between Adult, Child and Infant rescue techniques
• Bag-mask techniques for Adult, Child and Infant
• Rescue Breathing for Adult
• Relief of choking for Adult 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.