Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers -
Students that took an American Heart Association class can now claim ecards at the following website: https://ecards.heart.org/student/myecards Please note that the information must be the same as the information provided to their Instructor during training.
BLS training is intended for healthcare professionals (certified or noncertified, licensed or nonlicensed), including:
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Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This video-based, Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills.
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.
Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course Completion Card. Course length is approximately 4 hours.
After successfully completing the BLS course, students should be able to: