BLS Class Description

Complete your Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification at Quality

Did you know that healthcare professionals can attend (BLS) Basic Life Support training classes and receive their BLS certification right here in Omaha, Nebraska?

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.


Is There a Difference Between ACLS and BLS?

Both types of medical training, ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support), provide training on the most effective manner of employing the proper techniques to aid someone suffering from cardiac arrest.

However, the similarities end there. BLS training courses are meant to teach basic skills sessions, while ACLS is more specifically designed for healthcare professionals.


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

Time Commitment

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.

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


$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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For more information on continuing education with the Quality Career Pathways training center and the certifications that we offer, check out the rest of our website. In addition to our BLS course we also offer a CNA recertification course, and even corporate certifications that allow you to mix and match out of the following programs: Adult and/or Pediatric Programs, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Implementation, Basic Life Support (BLS), Bloodborne Pathogens, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR certification), and First Aid Training.

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 the AHA.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.