AHA BLS CPR Healthcare Provider

The American Heart Association BLS Course provides the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. Updated to reflect new 2015 science, BLS teaches the concepts of high quality CPR, improvement of chest compression fraction, and high performing team dynamics. 

BLS from AHA offers the advantages of content representing the latest resuscitation science for improved patient outcomes - realistic scenarios, simulations, and animations depicting rescuers, team, and patients - as well as course and content flexibility for AHA Instructors and students, including adaptability to local protocols.

Who should take the course? 

This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life threatening emergencies, provide CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is suitable for both certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals in a wide variety of in-facility and pre-hospital settings.

Course Covers:

  • the components of high quality CPR for adults, children and infants
  • the AHA Chain of Survival for pre-hospital and in-facility providers
  • important early use of an AED
  • effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Course Delivery: 

BLS can be delivered in two formats to meet the needs of students and offer flexibility for instructors. All formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card. 

Instructor-led Training - Instructors deliver both the cognitive portion of training and the psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing in a classroom setting.    

Blended Learning - HeartCode BLS - includes a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes the online course in a self-directed manner and a hands-on skills session with an Instructor.