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BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (formerly called BLS for Health Care Providers)

BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. The AHA’s BLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC). This video-based, Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and pre-hospital settings.

After successfully completing the BLS Course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Describe the importance of early use of an AED and demonstrate its use
  • Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device
  • Describe the importance of teams in multi--rescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Intended Audience:

               This course is designed for 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 pre-hospital settings.

The AHA BLS Provider Course is designed to provide healthcare providers the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and manage choking.

BLS at a glance: BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Summary

Who should take this class?

Emergency Medical Training Center provides CPR certification to healthcare providers like physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMTs , pharmacists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, medical residents or fellows, medical students, nursing students, nurses aides, medical or nursing assistants and other allied health personnel. 

What do I do if I can't make any of the scheduled classes?

No worries, we've got your covered.

BLS Provider Classroom Course: New Certification Price (comes with student manual): $85.00

Click Here for our current course schedule for all upcoming BLS Provider Courses 


BLS Provider Renewal Classroom Course: Re-certification Price (does not come with student manual): $70.00


BLS Provider Skills Session : $55.00 


Note: All students that register for a BLS Skills Session MUST complete the American Heart Association HeartCode BLS Online Course. When finished, students must bring a copy of their completion certificate to their skills session. 


Click Here to Purchase the HeartCode BLS Online Portion $28.50

What if my employer says it can't be an online course? Am I still able to do the HeartCode BLS with the skills session?

Yes you can still take the HeartCode BLS online and come to a scheduled skills session. The reasoning behind employers stating that it can't be an online course is due to the fact that there are hundreds of online courses out there. The AHA's HeartCode BLS is directly through the AHA and covers the same content that is covered in the classroom course. In addition, most other online courses do not require a student to come and complete a skills testing. At the end of the skills session, you will receive the same BLS Provider card that you would get if you came to the actual classroom course. There is no difference and the card does not list whether you did the online or the classroom course. 

Need Off-Site Training at your location? No problem, we've got you covered. There is no additional fees to have an off-site private class at your location. Please contact the Training Center for discounted group rates. A minimum of 5 students is required.

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