The BLS 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.
In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
Reflects science and education from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
Video-based course with real world scenarios
High-quality CPR for adults, children and infants
The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
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