Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Contact Hours: 4
The BLS course is designed for first-response techniques for cardiac arrest. This includes CPR technique, differences between adult, child and infant resuscitation and recent updates to technique recommendations by the American Heart Association.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Student understands steps and processes necessary to increase chances of survival for a cardiac arrest
Learns all concepts shown in Outline
Student will receive BLS provider card PDF file immediately after completion of the course
Students demonstrate their knowledge of course work by successfully completing a multiple-choice exam
BLS Unit 1: General Concepts
Review of updated 2010 resuscitation guidelines from the American Heart Association.
BLS Unit 2: BLS and CPR for Adults
Review basic CPR procedure for one and two rescuers
BLS Unit 3: Automated External Defibrillator for Older Children and Adults
Understand basic safety and conditions for using an AED
BLS Unit 4: BLS for Children (Age 1 to Puberty)
Survey ventilation and compression metrics for children
BLS Unit 5: BLS for Infants (to 12 months old)
Survey ventilation and compression metrics for infants and specific compression technique
BLS Unit 6: Automated External Defibrillator for Infants & Children (1-8 years)
See preferred equipment and AED settings to use for children
BLS Unit 7: CPR with an Advanced Airway
Changes to compression ration based on airway availability