The AHA Course Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers


ThThe    Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Providers course at HCI is intended for healthcare professionals to be able to recognize a variety of life-threatening emergencies, administer CPR, use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and to alleviate choking in a safe and efficient manner. 

              The course will provide training for healthcare professionals who need to know how to execute CPR correctly, as well as other skills that may be needed to save a life.

Basic Life Support Course Content at HCI

  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-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

The initial course takes approximately 4.5 hours to fulfill, which includes practicing your skills and testing. If you are renewing your certification, you can expect the courses to take roughly 4 hours in total. In the classroom, you can expect simulated clinical scenarios and to work with an AHA BLS instructor who will assist in your training for your exam. Upon completion of the AHA Basic Life Support for Health Providers course, you will receive a certification card that is valid for 2 years.

To find out more about HCI’s American Heart Association Basic Life Support course, click here. 

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