American Heart Association Basic Life Support Course

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers

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.
Basic Life Support Course

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Course Objectives

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

The Basic Life Support course consists of four (4) hours of in-person instruction, which includes DVD and hands-on instruction, as well as written and skills tests.

Intended Audience

We encourage health care providers who must have a credential documenting successful completion of a CPR course for medical professionals to take this class. Also, this course will satisfy requirements for students in a medical education program.

Upcoming Classes

May 4, 2021: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at our La Crosse location.


Basic Life Support: $40

Heartsaver First Aid/Basic Life Support Bundle: $70

Learn more about our American Heart Association Hearsaver First Aid course.

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