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Basic Life Support

overview

The American Heart Association’s 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. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

In this course you will learn:

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation/​CPR and performance as an effective team member 
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

BLS Initial Prerequisites

All participants must be able to successful demonstrate the actual physical skills which may include performing compressions and backslaps, kneeling, and squeezing the bag valve mask.

BLS Renewal Prerequisites

All participants must have a current unencumbered AHA ACLS certificate.

All participants must be able to successful demonstrate the actual physical skills which may include performing compressions, kneeling, and squeezing the bag valve mask. 

Required Materials
Current BLS Provider Manual

Successful Outcome
AHA BLS Provider certification and ecard viable for 2 years

Course Price

BLS Initial — $60

BLS Renewal — $50

A manual is included for non-IMH employees

scheduled courses 2021

basic life support — initial certification 

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Education 2nd floor offices

Jan 18Feb 8Mar 8
Apr 12May 10Jun 14
Jul 12Aug 9Sep 13
Oct 11Nov 8Dec 13


basic life support — renewal

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Education 2nd floor offices

Jan 5Jan 20
Feb 17Feb 23
Mar 2Mar 17
Apr 6Apr 21
May 4May 19
Jun 1Jun 16
Jul 6Jul 21
Aug 3Aug 18
Sep 7Sep 15
Oct 5Oct 20
Nov 2Nov 17
Dec 7Dec 15