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Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider

Three ways to obtain the American Heart Association's BLS Healthcare Provider Certification:

1) BLS for the Healthcare Provider, initial course:

a) On-line options last about 30 minutes to an hour, see third option below.
b) Classroom courses last 2 1/2 to 4 hours in length depending on attendance.

Course Content:

Scene Safety
Assessing Responsiveness
Calling 911/Activating EMS
CAB - Circulation, Airway, Breathing
Rescue Breathing on Infant, Child, and Adult
Barrier Devices for Ventilating Infant, Child, and Adult
CPR One-person, Two-person on Infant, Child, and Adult
Clearing and Protecting an Airway on Infant, Child, and Adult
Chain of Survival Including Hands-on Practice with the AED
Skills Verification
Written Examination

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2) BLS for the Healthcare Provider, Renewal:

This course can be 20 minutes (challenge option), or 20 minutes to an hour (on-line option), or 2 to 3 hours (classroom) in length and covers: all aspects of the initial course except at a much faster rate appropriate for retraining only.

This course is designed for the proficient healthcare provider. Manuals are available during the class for student use, and additional manuals are available for purchase.

3) BLS for the Healthcare Provider Online Course and Skills Verification

Two Year Certificate after THREE SIMPLE STEPS

1) Go to AHA's online course catalog and choose BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1

2) Complete the online portion and print course completion certificate

3) Contact "I Know CPR" to schedule the skills verification (parts 2 and 3)

This option is quickly becoming a favorite of medical and dental facilities. It allows the participant to log on to AHA's web site from any internet-connected computer, give their password and complete the cognitive portion of the course at their convenience. The participant will then print out a completion certificate.

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Upon presenting our instructor, the printed course completion certificate (following the online completion) skills verifications are approximately 20-60 minutes depending on the number of people attending. Following successful completion of the skills verification, the participant will receive the AHA BLS for the Healthcare Provider certification card, which is valid and recognized by AHA for two years.