Basic Life Support (BLS) courses are the most popular CPR courses available in the U.S.A. These courses take approximately 4 to 5 hours to complete. The most popular provider of this course is the American Heart Association. Participants that successfully complete this course will receive a certificate that is valid for 2 years. This course is designed for healthcare providers that work in and out of hospitals.
What Will I Learn In This Course?
Participants enrolled in this course will learn the latest cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques as well as the following
- How to provide effective high quality CPR
- The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
- 1 and 2 Rescuer CPR and AED rescue techniques for adult, child, and infant victims
- How to use barrier devices such as bag-valve masks for artificial respiration for adult, child, and infant victims
- The latest artificial respiration techniques for adult, child, and infant victims
- How to recognize and manage choking adult, child, and infant victims
- Complications associated with CPR
The majority of the course is spent learning hands-on rescue techniques using life-like mannequins and barrier devices.
What Kind of Certification Will do I Receive?
Participants that successfully complete the skills component and the multiple-choice test will receive an American Heart Association basic life support certificate that meets workplace requirements and is valid for 2 years.
How Do I Register for a Basic Life Support (BLS) Course?
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How Long is the Course?
This Basic Life Support (BLS) course takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete. The course’s length depends on the number and skill level of the participants that attend.
What Are the Prerequisites for the Basic Life Support (BLS) Course?
No prerequisites are required to attend this course.