Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Course Objectives:
The goal of the Basic Life Support Course is to train participants to save the lives of victims in cardiac arrest through high-quality CPR. The American Heart Association designed the BLS Course to teach healthcare professionals how to perform CPR individually or as part of a team. As a result, participants who complete this training will be certified by the American Heart Association® (AHA®) as a BLS (CPR/AED) Provider. An AHA certification eCard will also be provided upon completion.
In this course, participants will learn how to:
- Perform CPR and use an AED for adults, children, and infants
- Relieve choking in adults, children, and infants
- Perform CPR and relieve choking using two-person scenarios
- Use a bag-mask systems for ventilation
- How to relieve foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO)
*This class WILL satisfy requirements for all health care programs, including licenses requiring CPR AED. It also covers healthcare education programs at all Wisconsin colleges, universities, and technical colleges.
Basic Life Support Course Length:
Four hours, which includes DVD and hands-on instruction, as well as written and skills tests.
Minimum per class: 4 / Maximum per class: 8
Health care providers who must have a credential documenting successful completion of a CPR course for medical professionals. Also, this course will satisfy requirements for students in a medical education program.
Basic Life Support Course Fee: $40
Basic Life Support Course PLUS Heartsaver First Aid Course Fee: $70
Learn more about our AHA Hearsaver First Aid course.
The Basic Life Support Course Manual can be downloaded here. Otherwise, physical copies can be purchased at a variety of sites or online. Students can also borrow extra books in each of our classrooms.