What is it?
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (HCP) Course is a video-based, Instructor-led course that teaches both
single-rescuer and team basic life support. This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening
emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.
BLS for Healthcare Providers teaches skills using the American Heart Association’s proven Practice-While-Watching
technique, which allows Instructors to observe students, provide feedback and guide students’ acquisition of skills.
With their student manual for the course, students receive the new Pocket Reference Card, designed to provide quick
emergency information to the rescuer at any time.
• Key changes in basic life support, reflecting new
science from the 2015 American Heart Association
Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and
Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Critical concepts in high-quality CPR
• The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
• 1-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children
• 2-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children
• Differences among adult, child and infant
• Bag-mask techniques for adults, children
• Rescue breathing for adults, children and infants
• Relief of choking for adults, children and infants
• CPR with an advanced airway*
This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.