BLS Provider Course

The BLS Provider Course is designed to prepare a wide variety of healthcare professionals to recognize several life-threatening emergencies and to provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner. This course includes adult, child, and infant rescue skills in both the out-of-hospital and in-hospital settings. Anyone who needs to know how to perform CPR in a healthcare setting can take this course. Course is taught by lecture, video and student participation.

Information Covered

  • Steps to CPR
  • When to start CPR
  • When to give breaths, including with barrier devices
  • When to check a pulse
  • How to give compressions at the proper depth and rate and with complete chest recoil
  • When to use an AED
  • The signs and actions for severe airway obstruction in the responsive and unresponsive victim
  • The links of the Chain of Survival
  • Activating the appropriate emergency response system
  • Performing CPR
  • Providing early defibrillation
  • Ensuring the arrival of early advanced care by activating 9-1-1
  • Describe the signs of 4 common life-threatening emergencies in adults
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Choking
  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack

Learn and Demonstrate the Following Skills

  • Activating the emergency response system
  • Giving breaths for adult, child, and infant victims
  • Mouth-to-mouth ventilation
  • Mouth-to-mask ventilation
  • Bag-mask ventilation
  • Giving compressions for adult, child, and infant victims
  • Performing 1-and-2 rescuer CPR for adult, child, and infant victims
  • Using an AED for victims of all ages
  • Relieving choking in the responsive and unresponsive victim of any age

Course meets the minimum requirements for BLS Provider CPR with American Heart Association. Certification valid for two years. Course length is approximately 4 hours and requires a minimum score of 84% on a written exam to pass.