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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

remain­ing sched­uled 2020 courses

BLS Ini­tial — Dec 4

BLS Renew­al — Dec 10, Dec 16

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