BLS for Healthcare Providers 2015 Updates



What is it?
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (HCP) Course is a video-based, Instructor-led course that teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support. This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. BLS for Healthcare Providers teaches skills using the American Heart Association’s proven Practice-While-Watching technique, which allows Instructors to observe students, provide feedback and guide students’ acquisition of skills.

100% classroom training means students are with an AHA Instructor for their entire learning experience. These classroom courses are a good option for students who learn most effectively in a classroom environment with other students. These courses are taught by AHA Instructors, who administer both the cognitive portion of the course and hands on skills practice and testing.

BLS for Healthcare Providers Initial – Classroom In this classroom-based course, healthcare professionals learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

BLS for Healthcare Providers Renewal – Classroom  The BLS Renewal course includes the skills practice and testing; the written test; and the certification card valid for 2 years.  The student must bring in their unexpired BLS for Healthcare Providers card.

BLS for Healthcare Providers Skills Session Only – Classroom   The BLS Skills Session course includes the skills testing, and the certification card valid for 2 years.  Student MUST bring to class the completed American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 certificate.

Course Content

• Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 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*

* This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Primary Audience
This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

This Basic Life Support CPR course, designed for healthcare employees and presented utilizing a multi-media on hands approach, is endorsed by the American Heart Association. The course covers adult, child, infant CPR, foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO) and AED as well as other program updates.

Upon completion of this class you will receive your 2 year American Heart Association BLS certification card .

As your CPR Instructor, I come with years of experience in the medical field and offer real life experiences to better understand the importance of CPR training. I offer complete CPR training in a comfortable environment conducive to learning and I will provide you the ‘know how’ and confidence that you will be able to handle any emergency.

What to Expect

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing, and lifting. If you have physical conditions that might prevent you from participating in the course, please tell one of the instructors when you arrive for the course. The instructor will work to accommodate your needs within the stated course completion requirements.

Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR) Healthcare Provider course is taught according to the American Heart Association guidelines. This class is intended to teach skills of CPR for adult, infant, and child – including ventilations with BVM device, use of the AED, and relief of foreign body airway obstruction.

 The American Heart Association’s BLS training is cutting-edge, not only in terms of its evidence-based content, but in its use of a well-tested methodology that can dramatically improve both the learning and retention of lifesaving skills.