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Language: English
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4 Hours
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1 Lesson
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Study Level: Advanced
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Certificate of Completion

Basic Life Support (BLS) 

Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This course teaches both single-rescuer and team-based basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. 

Who should take BLS? 

BLS is for any healthcare provider or first-responder who needs to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills. The course provides prehospital and in-facility tracks, and an accelerated renewal course is available for providers who have BLS experience and need to recertify. 

BLS is the basic CPR and lifesaving course for: 

  • Paramedics 
  • EMTs 
  • Physicians 
  • Nurses 
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Pharmacists 
  • Respiratory, Physical, and Occupational Therapists 
  • Interns and Residents 
  • Medical and Nursing Students 
  • Firefighters 
  • Police Officers 

Course Content 

Concepts and skills covered in BLS include: 

  • high-quality CPR 
  • AED use 
  • choking relief 
  • ventilation techniques 
  • opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies. 

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to: 

  • describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival 
  • describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival 
  • recognize the signs of someone needing CPR 
  • perform high-quality CPR on adults, children, and infants 
  • describe the importance of early AED use and demonstrate using one 
  • provide effective ventilations with a barrier device 
  • describe the importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR 
  • describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants. 

BLS is a credentialed course. 

Providers who successfully complete the BLS course receive a course completion card valid for two years. 

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