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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 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.

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.