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Classroom Training updated for 2015 CPR & ECC Guidelines The 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.

In the Instructor-led course, 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.
  • Reflects science and education from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC 
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
  • Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity 
  • Video-based course with real world scenarios

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Course Content

• High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
• The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
• Use of an AED
• Effective ventilations using a barrier device
• Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
• Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Additional Information

Instructor Materials
  • 15-1077 BLS Instructor Package with Renewal
  • 15-1009 BLS Instructor Manual (includes Lesson Plans and the BLS Instructor CD) OR
  • 15-3103 BLS Instructor Manual eBook
  • 15-1011 BLS Course DVD Set
  • 15-1078 BLS Renewal Course DVD
  • 15-1079 BLS Course DVD 3-Disc Set with Renewal
Additional course materials available for Instructors at AHA Instructor Network (opens new window)

Student Materials
  • 15-1010 BLS Provider Manual (includes BLS Reference Card) OR
  • 15-3102 BLS Provider Manual eBook (includes Digital BLS Reference Card)
Course Card
  • 15-1805 BLS Course Completion Card (3-card sheet)
  • 15-3001 BLS eCard

  • Full BLS Provider Course takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing
  • BLS Renewal Course takes approximately 3 hours to complete, including skills practice and testing 
*Course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins

BLS Provider (eCard or print)

2016 BLS Cards

BLS Provider Course
Continuing Education Accreditation- Emergency Medical Services

Accreditation Term: 2/1/2019-2/1/2020

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 2.50 Basic CEHs, activity number 19-AMHA-F3-0015.

By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

**CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity after the 6-month claiming period.

Changes: May 14, 2018
Basic Life Support Instructor Essentials Faculty Guide (PDF opens in new window)
AHA Product Number KJ1236

Changes: July 21, 2017
Basic Life Support Instructor Manual Update (PDF opens new window)
Print ISBN 978-1-61669-406-7, AHA Product Number 15-1009
eBook ISBN 978-1-61669-411-1, AHA Product Number 15-3103

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