BLS (Basic Life Support) Blended Learning
American Heart Association BLS Certification (Blended Learning)
Blended Learning consists of an online course followed by an in-person skills session with an AHA instructor. This HeartCode BLS blended learning course is best suited for people who wish to renew their BLS certifications (BLS renewal or BLS update).
The AHA BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider course trains healthcare providers to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED (automated external defibrillator).
The following topics are covered:
- 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 multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
- Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults/children, and infants
- Special considerations
During a HeartCode BLS Skills Session, the instructor will review the current AHA guidelines and cardiac arrest algorithms for adult and pediatric patients, then participants will be tested on individual and multi-rescuer cardiac arrest scenarios for adult and pediatric victims.
This Basic Life Support class is also available as a traditional, in-person classroom course. Click here for in-person American Heart Association BLS Provider.
Students must complete the online course before showing up for the in-person skills session, and provide proof of completion to the instructor. There is an option to purchase the online course when enrolling in the skills session.
Healthcare providers and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings, including but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants (PAs), dental assistants, medical students, nursing students, residents, fellows, medical trainees, aides, medical assistants, nursing assistants, police officers, and security officers.