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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 2021 courses

BLS initial certification: Dec 13

BLS renewal: Dec 15

scheduled courses 2022

basic life support — initial certification 

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Education 2nd floor offices

Jan 18Feb 22Mar 22
Apr 19May 17Jun 21
Jul 19Aug 16Sep 20
Oct 18Nov 22Dec 20


basic life support — renewal

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Education 2nd floor offices

Jan 4Jan 26
Feb 1Feb 9
Mar 1Mar 9
Apr 5Apr 27
May 3May 25
Jun 7Jun 29
Jul 5Jul 27
Aug 2Aug 24
Sep 6Sep 28
Oct 4Oct 26
Nov 1Nov 30
Dec 6Dec 28