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BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS)

Credential

Certificate

Duration

16 Hours

Availability

Continuous Enrollment

Classes

Evening & Weekend

Course Overview

Basic Life Support (BLS), formerly known as BLS for healthcare providers, is the foundation course for saving lives after cardiac arrest. Designed for healthcare providers and first responders to provide patient care in a variety of settings.

The BLS course teaches the essential skills to perform high-quality CPR. Designed for both single- rescuer and team, this course trains in the application of basic life support in pre-hospital and in-facility settings. Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

 

  • Recognize a patient in cardiac arrest and life-threatening emergencies
  • Perform CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • Efficiently use an automatic external defibrillator (AED)
  • Handle patient with a foreign body airway obstruction
  • Provide effective ventilations using a barrier device

Intended Audience

 

  • BLS course is designed for healthcare professionals and trained first responders in a wide variety of healthcare settings.
  • Candidates who require BLS Provider status and CPR training to enter into a healthcare-related job or program.

Prerequisites

  • There is no prerequisite to take this course.

Certification

  • BLS course completion card is issued by the Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • The card is valid for one year from date of issue
  • The card is accessible by logging onto student account on Heart & Stroke Foundation

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