Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider (C)

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health-care Providers is a classroom course that is designed to teach a variety of health-care professionals how to recognize a number of life-threatening emergencies, how to provide CPR, how to use an AED and how to relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Target Group

This course is for health-care professionals who must know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a range of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

BLS Course Content
  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The Chain of Survival
  • One-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Two-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway
Approximate Course Length: 4 hours
Approximate course length for renewal course: 3 hours (must be completed within one year of original course completion)

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a BLS for Health-care Provider course completion card.
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