BLS (Basic Life Support) Blended Learning
American Heart Association BLS Certification (Blended Learning HeartCode BLS)
The Blended Learning HeartCode BLS class is a hybrid learning course that consists of an online BLS class followed by an in-person BLS Skills Session with an AHA instructor. The Skills Session is a hands-on test and demonstration of the skills the student learned during the online class. Students receive an American Heart Association “BLS Provider” certification valid for two years. This HeartCode BLS Blended Learning class is appropriate for both initial BLS certification and BLS renewal (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 during the Blended Learning BLS class:
- 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 the in-person 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.
We also offer the in-person, instructor-led American Heart Association BLS certification course. You may enroll to take the course in our classroom, or we can provide a private individual or group class at your home or business.
Students must complete the HeartCode BLS online course before showing up for the in-person BLS 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.
This BLS Blended Learning class is intended for 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.
This class is appropriate for initial or renewal BLS Provider certification.