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 non-
licensed healthcare professionals.

Course Length: Approximately 4.5 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

Successful Completion for Certfication:
  Demonstration of skills/ performance competancy
  Succesful (80%) of written testing process

Certfication in accordance with AHA standards for a Two year period
Course Content

• Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart
Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

• Critical concepts of high-quality CPR

• The American Heart Association Chain of Survival

• 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant

• 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant

• Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques

• Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant

• Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant

• Relief of choking for adult, child and infant

• CPR with an advanced airway**
This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio
for a patient who has an advanced airway in place.
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