The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers(BLS) Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

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.

Features
  • Video based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor led, hands on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Student manual comes with new Pocket Reference Card, designed to provide quick emergency information to the rescuer at any time.
  • Updated Science based content

Purchase Options

AHA Training Centers

Use our Find a Course tool to locate an AHA Training Center in your area that offers classroom and skills sessions.
 

AHA Approved Distributors

Visit one of our Distributors to purchase course materials.

Channing Bete Company

Laerdal Medical Corporation

WorldPoint

AHA eBooks

Shop AHA eBooks to purchase digital course materials required for your class.

Go to eBooks.heart.org.
 


Course Content

  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway*

* This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Additional Information

Instructor Materials

  • 90-1035 BLS for Healthcare Providers Course and Renewal Course DVD
  • 90-1036 BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructor Manual
  • 90-1037 BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructor Package, includes: 
    • AHA stopwatch
    • BLS for Healthcare Providers Course and Renewal Course DVD
    • BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructor Manual
    • BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual with Pocket Reference Card
       
AHA Instructor Network (opens new window)

Student Materials

90-1038 BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card)     Available in eBook

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 4.5 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Renewal Course requires approximately 4 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.

*course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins

American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card is valid for two years.

In the classroom, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

Frequently Asked Questions: BLS for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course & Materials (PDF opens new window)


Q: Does the AHA determine the cost for all training courses and the accompanying course materials?

A: Costs for courses and materials are determined by Training Centers or Instructors and may vary.  The AHA does not regulate price; however, provides its authorized distributors suggested retail pricing on course materials.

Changes: September 2012

BLS for Healthcare Providers Quick Reference Card (in German) (PDF opens in new window)
[ISBN 978-1-61669-093-9, AHA Product Number 90-1304TR]

Changes: July 2012

BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructor Manual on CD (in German) (PDF opens in new window)
[ISBN 978-1-6166--091-5, AHA Product Number 90-1302TR]

Changes: July 2012

BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual (in German) (PDF opens in new window)
[ISBN 978-1-61669-092-2, AHA Product Number 90-1303TR]

Changes: May 2012

Arabic BLS for Healthcare Providers Manual (PDF opens in new window)
[ISBN 978-1-61669-099-1, AHA Product Number 90-2702TR]

Changes: May 2012

Arabic BLS for Healthcare Provider Instructor Manual (PDF opens in new window)
[ISBN 978-1-61669-099-1, AHA Product Number 90-2701TR]

Changes: April 2012

BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual (in Japanese) (PDF opens in new window)
[ISBN 978-1-61669-076-2, AHA Product Number 90-2106JP]

Changes: April 2012

BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructor Manual (in Japanese) (PDF opens in new window)
[ISBN 978-1-61669-075-5, AHA Product Number 90-2105JP]

Changes: April 2012

BLS for Healthcare Providers Quick Reference Card (in Japanese) (PDF opens in new window)
[ISBN 978-1-61669-077-9, AHA Product Number 90-2107JP] 

Changes: July 2011

BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructor Manual (PDF opens in new window)
[ISBN 978-1-61669-040-3, AHA Product Number 90-1036]

Changes: May 2011

BLS for Healthcare Providers DVD (PDF opens in new window)
[ISBN 978-1-61669-036-6, AHA Product Number 90-1035]

To get ECC materials to the people who need them, the American Heart Association joins up with these companies that provide quality customer service and support.

To order: shop online, call or fax please contact our International Distributors or AHA eBooks

International Version English
(IVE) English


90-2800JP     2010 International Version English (IVE) BLS for HCP Student Manual

90-2800TR     2010 International Version English (IVE) BLS for HCP Student Manual

90-2800US     2010 International Version English (IVE) BLS for HCP Student Manual

Arabic

90-2700TR Arabic BLS for HCP DVD

* 90-2701TR Arabic BLS for HCP Instructor Manual

* 90-2702TR Arabic BLS for HCP Student Manual

*Check Updates for changes

German

*90-1301TR           German BLS for HCP DVD

*90-1302TR           German BLS for HCP Instructor Manual

*90-1303TR           German BLS for HCP Student Manual

*Check Updates for changes

Japanese

90-2104JP  Japanese BLS for HCP DVD

90-2105JP  Japanese BLS for HCP Instructor Manual

90-2106JP  Japanese BLS for HCP Student Manual 

*Check Updates for changes

Polish

90-2500TR     Polish BLS for HCP DVD

90-2501TR     Polish BLS for HCP for HCP Instructor Manual

90-2502TR     Polish BLS for HCP Student Manual

Portuguese

90-2202BR     Portuguese BLS for HCP DVD
 
90-2203BR     Portuguese BLS for HCP Instructor Manual

90-2204BR     Portuguese BLS for HCP Student Manual

Spanish

90-2301BR     Spanish BLS FOR HCP DVD

90-2302BR     Spanish BLS HCP Instructor Manual

90-2303BR     Spanish BLS HCP Student Manual     Available in eBook