BLS Class Description

Complete your Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification at Quality

Most hospitals and clinics require their CNA and CMA employees to also have their (BLS) Basic Life Support Certification from the American Heart Association. This includes skills such as proper CPR techniques, AED instruction and how to remove airway obstructions in both adults and infants.

The Quality Career Pathways Basic Life Support (BLS) Program Details: 

Time Commitment

Choose between a traditional classroom or blended learning format:

Traditional Classroom Format

3.5 hours in classroom with written exam

Includes demonstration videos and participation in simulated clinical scenarios to reinforce skills proficiency.

Required Student Text:  BLS for Healthcare Providers, 2015 Edition.  Students may borrow a copy of the text during class.  The AHA now allows the book to be used during the written exam.  Books will be available in the classroom for all students.

Blended Learning Format

2-hour online course with exam at completion

2-hour hands-on adult and infant manikin skills practice and testing at Quality Career Pathways

NOTE:  AHA no longer distinguishes between initial and renewal courses.  There is just one BLS provider course.

Tuition

$75 includes course materials, skills practice and testing, and an American Heart Association Basic Life Support eCard valid for 2 years

At the End of the BLS Class, You Will Be Able To

Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival 

Describe all the steps of the Chain of Survival 

Apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival 

Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR 

Perform high-quality CPR for an adult 

Describe the importance of early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) 

Demonstrate the appropriate use of an AED 

Provide effective ventilation by using a barrier device 

Perform high-quality CPR for a child 

Perform high-quality CPR for an infant 

Describe the importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation 

Perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR 

Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an adult or child 

Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an infant 

Requirements to Enroll

Ability to speak, read, write & understand English

In good physical health and able to lift 25 pounds

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The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose.  Use of these materials in an education course does not represent course sponsorship by theAHA.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do no represent income to the AHA.