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AHA Basic Life Support

The AHA’s BLS 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. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Who should take this course?

The AHA’s BLS 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 prehospital settings.

What does this course teach?

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants

  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components

  • Important early use of an AED

  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device

  • Importance of teams in multi rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi rescuer CPR

  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Course Options

AHA Basic Life Support BLS
CLassroom AHA BLS

Blended Learning
Heart Code
Basic Life Support Online

Basic Life Support

Blended Learning (online portion, followed by hands-on skills session). 


HeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.

HeartCode BLS is the AHA’s BLS blended learning delivery method. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on skills session.

For more information on this course format, fill out the following FORM and we will contact you via email or phone.

Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency.

The BLS Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics.

For more information on this course format, fill out the following FORM and we will contact you via email or phone.

Additional Information:

  • Course time:

    • Blended: Approximately 1-2 hours online course with an approximately one-hour skill session after online course completion. 

      • *Skills session needs to be scheduled once the online course is completed. Completion Certificate required to schedule.

      • *Individual learner times will vary; run times will vary based on course path and/or optional topics selected. Breaks are not included in skills session timing.​

    • Classroom:

      • Initial Course: Approximately 4 1/2 hours.

      • Renewal Course: Approximately 3 hours.

  • Course Completion card issued electronically within 24-48 hours of course completion.

  • Course Completion Card is valid for two years.

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