Basic Life Support
Basic Life Support (BLS)

Welcome to the American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) Course – Your Gateway to Life-Saving Skills! What is BLS? Basic Cardiovascular Life Support (BLS) goes beyond being a course; it's a set of life-saving techniques designed to stabilize and maintain individuals in critical situations. Whether you're an EMT, paramedic, firefighter, nurse, physician, nurse assistant, or respiratory therapist, BLS equips you with the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to perform essential resuscitation techniques. Course Overview: Our BLS course is tailored for both prehospital providers and in-facility healthcare professionals. It covers the fundamental resuscitation skills vital for emergency responders and medical personnel. Through a combination of comprehensive knowledge and hands-on training, you'll gain the confidence to respond effectively in a wide range of settings. Certification and Validity: Upon successful completion of the BLS course, you will be awarded a course completion card, valid for two years. This certification ensures that you are up-to-date with the latest techniques and protocols in basic cardiovascular life support. Who Should Take This Course? The AHA's BLS Course is specifically designed for healthcare professionals and personnel working in diverse in-facility and prehospital settings. If you need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills, this course is essential for you. Important Note: Before enrolling, please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course. The AHA BLS Course is meticulously crafted to meet the specific needs of healthcare professionals, and confirming the right fit with your employer ensures you receive the most relevant training. Prepare to make a difference in critical situations. Enroll in the AHA BLS Course today and join the community of certified resuscitators who are ready to respond, save lives, and contribute to a safer and healthier world. Your journey to life-saving proficiency begins here!

Who should take this course?

The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

CP ‘R’ US’s basic life support courses have three certification process options to obtain an American Heart Association Certification.
There are two options to obtain a BLS certification. Instructor LED and blended learning.
Instructor-led courses are led by the A instructor, including video observation, hands-on skills demonstration, and a multiple choice 25-question test. Upon completing the class and passing the multiple choice 25-question test, the student can obtain an AHA Electronic certification card within the same day of completion of the course.
Initial courses are designed for candidates. If the candidate is a first-time basic life support provider, they would need to attend an Initial course of approximately 4 1/2 hours, depending on the accuracy of the hands-on skills demonstration.
Renewal courses are designed for providers with a current unexpired AHA basic life support electronic certification card that is up for renewal. The class for renewal is approximately 2 1/2 hours long and requires:

Another organization’s unexpired card is unacceptable. Thus, the current card must be through the American Heart Association to be honored as a current card and eligible for renewal. Candidates that cannot produce an unexpired HA certification will need to take an initial course if the card has expired beyond 30 days.

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