Note: The following course descriptions are sourced directly from the American Heart Association.  While our instructors are certified to teach AHA courses, these descriptions do not indicate that the instructor teaches FOR the AHA.  Each individual instructor is an independent entity.

 

Basic Life Support (BLS)

The BLS 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.

In the Instructor-led course, 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.

Class Time: 4.5 hours

 

HeartCode® BLS

HeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.

After completing the online portion, students attend a structured BLS Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor. This session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing.

HeartCode BLS is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for completing an initial or renewal BLS Course.

Class Time: 2.5 hours