The AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers course is the premier CPR class for medical and nursing students and medical/dental professionals. This AHA course is a two-year certification course, and is universally accepted for health-related occupations and schools. This course teaches recognition of several life-threatening emergencies, provides CPR practice and skill test, use an AED, and how to relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Use of bag-valve-mask (BVM) and 2-rescuer CPR is taught and practiced.
BLS for HCP course is designed for:
Note: Although the course is targeted for medical professionals, many lay responders, factory workers, moms, etc. have taken and completed this course. If a lay responder can learn 2-rescuer CPR and using a bag-valve mask, they can pass this course. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers teaches all of the CPR and AED information in a Heartsaver (lay responder) class.
BLS for Healthcare Providers
Class Length: 3 – 3 1/2 hours
Cost per student: $50
Q. Do I need a book or should I buy a book for BLS class?
A. We will provide a current AHA BLS course book for your use during BLS class. If you want to buy a book, it’s $15. Anyone can buy a BLS book ahead of class, for $12.95-$13.95 plus shipping, from Laerdal, Channing-Bete, or WorldPoint, the 3 authorized distributors of AHA course materials.
Q. Are there other options for completing the BLS course, other than 3-hour class?
A. Yes, here’s two. (1) You can take the online Part 1, at your convenience and leisure, from onlineAHA.org, for $22. Within 60 days of completing, get a BLS Skills Check, we charge $25 if before one of our scheduled classes, and $35 if we meet you just to do a skill check. Takes 20-40 min for practice (Part 2) and 10-15 min. for skills check (Part 3).
The option (2), only at your request, and you need to be knowledgeable about correct CPR and BLS procedures, is BLS Renewal Challenge. Take BLS written test (no remediation available), and BLS skills check (no remediation also). Pass both and leave with BLS card in 40 minutes. $45 for BLS Challenge, a 1-on-1 appointment. For BLS Challenge, your BLS card must be current, and you must have a current book, and can’t be within a year of newly released ECC guidelines.
Q. Is the BLS course fee firm?
A. All course fees are determined by the AHA authorized provider and instructor, but have to cover equipment, cost of the facility, instructor time, and CPR supplies. If you have a conference room and training room and at least 6 people to take a class, we can certainly teach for $5-10 less per student.
Disclosure: “Use of AHA materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association”.