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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.
• Updated science and education from the new 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

Purchase Options

AHA Training Centers

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AHA Approved Distributors

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Channing Bete Company

Laerdal Medical Corporation


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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
15-1012 BLS Instructor Package, includes:
• BLS Instructor Manual
• BLS Provider Manual
• BLS Course DVD Set
15-1009 BLS Instructor Manual (includes Lesson Plans and the BLS Instructor CD)
15-3103 BLS Instructor Manual eBook
15-1011 BLS Course DVD Set

Additional course materials available for Instructors at AHA Instructor Network (opens new window)

Student Materials
15-1010 BLS Provider Manual (includes BLS Reference Card)
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

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

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

AHA BLS Course Completion Card is valid for two years.

2016 BLS Cards

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
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 16-AMHA-F3-0302.

**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

If your profession is not listed here, please contact your HR department or licensing board with any questions. The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and does not determine participants to receive credit or number of credits per course.

Change Notices
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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