Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification
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. This course is prepared for people who have passed the BLS exam before and is shorter than the full BLS Certification course.
You must already hold an BLS provider card (current or expired) before taking this course. If your provider card expired more than 2 years ago, we recommend you take the full BLS certification course.
This recertification course is online and is not an onsite program.
As a result of taking this class:
Student understands steps and processes necessary to increase chances of survival for a cardiac arrest
Learns all concepts shown in Outline
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
BLS Unit 8: Mouth-to-Mouth Rescue Breathing
Compare infant technique to normal technique
BLS Unit 9: Rescue Breathing
Timing schedules for rescue breathing situations
BLS Unit 10: Relief of Choking
Discuss proper Heimlich Maneuver technique and modified technique for infants