BLS provider

AHA Courses - Basic Life Support

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (HCP) course is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support. The course trains participants to promptly recognize several life threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and the management of foreign body airway obstruction.



Course Contents

  • Key changes in basic life support reflecting the new science from the American Heart Association.
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR.
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival.
  • 1- and 2- rescuer CPR and AED for adult, children and infant.
  • Adult, Child and Infant Bag-mask techniques and rescue breathing.
  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant.
  • CPR with advanced airway.


Target Audience

This course is for healthcare professionals such as emergency medical personnel (EMS), physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and x-ray technologists who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.


Course Format

BLS Provider Course requires approximately 8 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.



In the classroom, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.



AHA certified Life Support training center and certified BLS instructors.


Student Materials

American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card).

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