Course covers adult, child and infant CPR, adult and child AED use, and clearing airway obstructions (including 1- and 2-rescuer situations and bag-mask techniques).
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers is a course designed specifically for healthcare professionals who need to be proficient in CPR as well as an array of other lifesaving skills both in and out of the hospital. The classroom-based setting with instructional videos and hands-on environment is ideal for individuals who work well in a group setting and prefer feedback from an instructor in the midst of learning new skills. This course reflects the latest guidelines regarding any changes to basic life support as published in the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
Topics covered include: high-quality CPR, AHA Chain of Survival, 1- and 2-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant, as well as bag-mask techniques, rescue breathing and relief of choking for adult, child and infant. Additional topics include a thorough discussion on the differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques as well as CPR with an advanced airway (this is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for patients who have advanced airways in place)*. Student materials include a BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual as well as a Pocket Reference Card to keep on hand for emergency situations.
Upon completion of the written exam and skills test, students receive a BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card that is valid for two years. The course is not currently offered in Spanish.
*For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management course (http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/HealthcareTraining/AdvancedCardiovascularLifeSupportACLS/Airway-Management_UCM_304292_Article.jsp)