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Basic Life Support

This Basic Life Support course is approved by the American Heart Association.  In this classroom-based course, healthcare professionals learn
  • how to recognize several life-threatening emergencies
  • how to provide CPR to victims of all ages
  • how to use an AED and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner
At the conclusion of this 5-hour course, students will be tested according to the American Heart Association guidelines and standards.  The certification is good for two (2) years.  Students must be in attendance for all five (5) hours of the course in order to receive credentials through the American Heart Association.  Students who are late to this class will forfeit their tuition and seat in the course.

Specific Course Outcomes

  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child, and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child, and infant 
  • Differences between adult, child, and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child, and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child, and infant
  • Relief of choking for adult, child, and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway

Starting Fall 2022, students will have the option of taking a one-day class or a 2-part class.  Students opting for the 2-part class will be sent a Heartcode on Monday.  On the last day of class, students will bring their certificate showing they completed the online portion in order to complete the required skills.

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