What is the Basic Life Support (BLS) Course?
The American Heart Association CPR BLS Course is trains individuals to recognize life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).
Who should you take this course?
The American Heart Association CPR BLS Course is designed for individuals who are in the healthcare profession as well as other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills.
What does this course teach?
- Use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Assessment of a victim’s breathing and pulse
- CPR rescue breathing and CPR chest compressions
- One and two person CPR of adult, child, and infant
- Lots of hands on practice
- Foreign body airway obstruction techniques (Heimlich maneuver)
- Use of mouth-shields and other barrier devices