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BLS CPR - Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

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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.

The American Heart Association’s BLS training is cutting-edge, not only in terms of its evidence-based content, but in its use of a well-tested methodology that can dramatically improve both the learning and retention of lifesaving skills.

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BLS Online Course

The BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Course provides a flexible alternative to classroom-based training.

Part 1 is web-based and accessible 24 hours a day. Through case-based scenarios, interactive activities and videos, this course teaches the concepts of both single-rescuer and team basic life support.

Upon successful completion of Part 1, students receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a LifeTek Carlson skills practice and testing session. For full course completion, Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive the same 2-year course card as those who take the conventional classroom course.

Course content includes:

  • 1-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant

  • 2-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant

  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant

  • CPR with an advanced airway*

  • Critical concepts in high-quality CPR

  • Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques

  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant

  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant

  • The AHA Chain of Survival

* 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.

BLS Classroom Course

This classroom-based, Instructor-led Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Course teaches Seattle’s and Puget Sound’s healthcare professionals the critical skills of high-quality CPR, 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. It uses the American Heart Association’s proven Practice-While-Watching technique, which allows Instructors to observe students, provide feedback and guide students’ acquisition of skills.

The course covers:

  • 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
  • Upon successful completion, students receive a BLS Provider card, valid for two years.

LifeTek Carlson is proud to be a part of the legacy and world-class reputation that the greater Seattle area has in the support of life-saving education for people of all walks of life in the Seattle Puget Sound region. The American Heart Association’s training is cutting-edge, not only in terms of its evidence-based content, but in its use of a well-tested methodology that can dramatically improve both the learning and retention of lifesaving skills. Much support and modeling of current CPR protocols have come from Seattle healthcare professionals.