American Heart Association
Basic Life Skills (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Course
Basic Life Support training reinforces healthcare professionals? understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival. This course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. Students are provided the knowledge and skills for emergency life-saving techniques involving infants, children, and adults. Respiratory and cardiovascular distress, non-breathing, unconsciousness, choking, and cardiac arrest are addressed. The infant and child, and the adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) certification examinations are included.
Southern Technical Institute CPR for Healthcare Providers training features:
- Updated science and education from the most current AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
- Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
- Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
- Video-based course with real world scenarios
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. Students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. You will work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
Students receive an American Heart Association BLS CPR certification card upon successful completion of the CPR/AED exam. CPR certification is valid 2 Years from course completion date
All students are required to wear medical scrubs (any color, any style) to all classes, plus socks and rubber sole/slip-resistant shoes (any color). Please bring your photo ID and a pen to class with you.
If you have questions about the CPR class or would like additional information, call Southern Technical Institute Pinellas Park (727) 548-7737 for assistance through Student Services.
Pinellas Park Classroom Day A-1 at Southern Technical Institute, Pinellas Park Campus