The BLS 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.
In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
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.
The AHA BLS Class can take approxiamtely 4 hours to complete.
Upon successful completion of the class, students will receive their AHA Course Completion eCard to their email. Course completion cards are valid for two years.
In this case, the acronym BLS means Basic Life Support.
Basically, you must attend a BLS classroom training course or an online blended course.
Yes. First, you must successfully complete the American Heart Association Heartcode BLS online portion. Then, you must attend a skills session with an American Heart Association instructor.
Typically, a BLS certification class does not cover first aid training. Therefore, you would need to complete the first aid training separately.
You will receive your BLS certification once you complete the skills session or classroom training.
Because BLS skills can be easily forgotten, you must renew your BLS Certification every 2 years.