The American Heart Association BLS Course is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest.
The course is designed to provide a wide variety of certified and non-certified, licensed and non-licensed, healthcare professionals with the skills to keep people alive until they can be brought to a hospital or be treated with more advanced lifesaving measures.
The skills you learn in this class will enable you to recognize and respond to cardiac arrest, and activate the emergency response system early.
This course covers these topics
- How to perform high-quality CPR in a wide variety of settings
- How to respond to choking emergencies
- Chain of Survival
- Appropriate use of AED
- Providing effective ventilation
This course is intended for
- Students who provide health care to patients and need CPR training in a health career-related setting.
- Emergency room, family and other physicians
- Physician assistants
- Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
- Intensive-Care and Critical-care providers
Suggested text and learning
Students are required to bring the 2020 BLS Provider Manual to class. You may purchase a paperback manual as an add-on when you register for your class on our website. You can also call, email, or stop by our Downtown Santa Cruz location to purchase your book from our student store. The AHA also has a eBooks available for purchase for ACLS, BLS & PALS!