BLS Healthcare Provider Course

Course Description
The BLS Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the
ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in
a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for certified or noncertified, licensed or
nonlicensed healthcare professionals.

Course Length: Approximately 4.53 hours

Intended Audience
Healthcare providers, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory
therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician’s assistants, residents or fellows, or medical or
nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers, and other allied health

Student Materials:
• BLS for Healthcare Providers Student ManualACLS Provider Course

Course Description
The American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is totally redesigned for
healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of
hospital. Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of
a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life
support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular
life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during


ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through
learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team
leader. Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic life support care;
recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying
and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical
situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team

Course Length: 13 ½ hours approx., including breaks

Intended Audience
The course is designed for medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians,
paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular

Student Materials:
•ACLS Provider Manual
•ACLS Student CD
•ACLS Precourse Checklist
•ACLS Pocket Reference Cards


Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course – PALS

Course Description:
The completely redesigned American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is based
on new science evidence from the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC and a new teaching
methodology. The goal of the PALS course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the
knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children,
resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at
risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory
management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus
administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

Course Length: 14 hours approximately

Intended Audience:
For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse
practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct
advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.

Student Materials:
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course Guide – Includes PALS Student CD, PALS Precourse Checklist,
PALS Pocket Reference Card
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course Guide & Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Manual


Heartsaver First Aid

Course Description
The Heartsaver First Aid Course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until
professional help arrives. Course content includes General Principles, Medical Emergencies, and Injury
Emergencies. Optional topics include CPR and AED, and Emerergencies.

Course Length
First Aid with Adult & Child CPR & AED Approximately 6 hours

Intended Audience
For those who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or
regulatory requirements.

Student Materials
• Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook or Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED
• Student Workbook


Free Family & Friends CPR

Course Description
The Family & Friends CPR program teaches how to perform CPR in adults, children, or infants and how to
help and adult, child, or infant who is chocking

Course Length
CPR for Adult, Child & Infants: Approximately 2 hours

Intended Audience
Family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a
course completion card.

Student Materials
Family & Friends CPR Student Workbook