BLS Provider

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Certification course prepares course participants to quickly recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies such as heart attack, cardiac arrest and choking in adults, children, and infants by performing high-quality chest compressions, deliberate ventilation, and timely use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

This interactive, hands-on course is for those who require a BLS certification and work in a healthcare setting or are preparing to enter the healthcare field. This class addresses both PRE hospital emergencies and in-hospital emergency situations.

The BLS Provider course focuses on the following concepts:

  • The AHA Chain of Survival

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants

  • Important early use of an AED

  • Giving quality breaths using both a mask and a bag, valve, mask device

  • Effective Team Dynamics during multi-rescuer CPR attempt

  • Relief of choking for adults, children, and infants

There are no prerequisites required to take this course.

Course Information:

  • Initial BLS Provider course time: ~4 hours

  • Renewal BLS course time: ~2.5 hours

  • Certification period: 2 years

  • Format: Traditional classroom or blended learning

Upon successful course completion, an American Heart Association BLS Provider eCard will be issued.