The goal of the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers class (BLS) is to ensure that healthcare providers have the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. The course emphasizes active, hands-on learning and uses scenario activities to help participants learn how to provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve an obstructed airway for adult, child, and infant patients.
This class is a Blended Learning Class which gives students the ability to do most of the training online then attend an in-person session to test their skills.
The online portion can range from 30 minutes to 3 hours long depending on technology limitations and familiarity with the skills. Participants will receive a training link in an email after they booked a class. Participants must have online portion completed before coming into scheduled in-person session.
In-Person Instructor Led Portion
The in-person session is typically 2 hours and 30 minutes to 3 hours long. The in-person session will review:
Adult CPR while using an AED and a Bag Valve Mask in a healthcare setting
Pediatric CPR using an AED and a Bag Valve Mask in a healthcare setting.
First Aid Choking for adults, children and infants.
Participants who successfully complete the online and in-person portions will receive an American Red Cross Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers r.21. Certificates are valid for two years and will be issued in about one business day after the in-person class. Certificates are delivered via e-mail and can be found on the Red Cross Website.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Adult & Pediatric CPR certification the same as Basic Life Support certification?
No. Both classes share similarities but they are different courses. The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course is designed for first responders while the Basic Life Support class is designed for responders in a healthcare setting.
I'm having issues with the online learning who do I contact?
Technical issues with the online learning must go through the American Red Cross. Please be aware that they have a standard maintenance window of 4-6AM Eastern Time on Saturdays. If you are having difficulty accessing the site during that time period, please wait a few minutes and refresh the page.
If you are having technical issues, contact the Training Support Center:
Call: 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767)
I did not get my Blended Learning (BL) link after I booked my class. What do I do?
You should have received two emails when you booked your class. One a confirmation email, the second an email with with a link to your class. Please check your spam folder in case the email with the link was sent there.
If you cannot find the email with the link, please contact us right away.
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