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ALH 1130 Basic Life Support Training for Healthcare Provider

The American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP) is designed to train participants to save lives of victims in cardiac arrest through high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This course prepares healthcare professionals (those currently working in a healthcare setting or potential for working in a healthcare setting) to know how to perform CPR in both in- and out-of-hospital settings. The course includes adult, child, and infant rescue techniques, administration of the AED, and first aid. Those who successfully complete the course will receive an AHA Heartsaver First Aid Provider Card and AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider card, valid for two years.

Prerequisites: NONE

Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate skills to provide one- and two- person cardiopulmonary resuscitation to infants, children and adults.
  • Complete American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) written final examination as required for healthcare professionals.
  • Demonstrate proper use of pocket mask, bag-valve mask and ventilation to an artificial airway during resuscitation attempts.
  • Recall rationale and technique for automated external defibrillation.
  • Demonstrate skills to assess and manage foreign body airway obstruction in infants, children and adults.
Credit Hours: 1
  • Classroom: 1 hour
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Allied Health
  • Repeatable Credit: Yes
  • Offered Online: No