Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Skills Session


BLS Provider Skills Session Description

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom 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 adult, child and infant choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers ​ is one of the most popular AHA courses taught across the country, as often healthcare providers such as EMTs, paramedics, ER physicians, and other healthcare providers are REQUIRED to have valid, up-to-date BLS certification.
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​In these busy times, some people prefer taking the first part of their BLS instruction in the blended learning format offered by the American Heart Association BLS. These courses are offered for initial or renewal training, and they have the same completion requirements that the classroom ­based equivalent courses do. All the blended learning options include access to the related E-­textbook in the price of the course. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance into a skills practice and testing session.  You must bring your certificate of completion of Part 1 to your skills session in order to receive your certification card. The online component of the course is only the first step in obtaining your BLS.​

BLS Provider Skills Session Audience

BLS training is intended for certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed, healthcare professionals, including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • Respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Residents or fellows
  • Medical or nursing students in training
  • Aides, medical or nursing assistants, and other allied health personnel

In addition, BLS training can be appropriate for first responders, such as police officers and firefighters, as well as for laypeople whose work brings them into contact with members of the public, such as school, fitness center, or hotel and restaurant employees.or hotel and restaurant employees.

BLS Provider Skills Session Completion Card

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card that is valid for two years.

Provider eligibility for continuing education credit (BLS Provider Skills Session course):

Emergency Medical Services — This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 2.25 Basic CEHs, activity number 18-AMHA-F2-0001.

It is also appropriate for lay rescuers who may have a need to respond to an emergency in the workplace, and family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death.

​(Payment must be received at least 24 hours prior to class time or $25 Walk-In fee applies. Please call for availability first.)

BLS Provider Skills Session Course Length

Practice-While-Watching Video Format Length: 30 minutes
​*Based on a 1:1 Student/ Manikin Ratio


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