One Community Place
South Deerfield, MA 01373-7328
The BLS for Healthcare Providers course is designed to provide a wide variety of certified or noncertified, licensed or nonlicensed, healthcare professionals with the skills to keep people alive until they can be brought to a hospital or be treated with more advanced lifesaving measures.
In addition, BLS training can be appropriate for first responders, such as police officers and firefighters, as well as for laypeople whose work brings them into contact with members of the public, such as school, fitness center, or hotel and restaurant employees.
Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course Completion Card.
Course length is approximately 4.5 hours. Part 1 (cognitive portion) can be taken in an instructor-led training session or on a self-directed basis as an online eLearning course. Students then practice their skills (Part 2) and are tested (Part 3) with a certified American Heart Association BLS instructor.
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Prehospital Providers course covers the same objectives as BLS for Healthcare Providers, but is specifically designed to meet the needs of the EMS market. Consisting of both online and classroom components, this course leverages the "flipping the classroom" educational trend by exposing students to course material online before entering the classroom, and using class time for discussion and practice.
Students must complete the online portion, including passing the online exam with a score of 84% or higher, before attending the classroom portion. Successful completion of all sections results in a BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card.
Course length is approximately 4.5 hours total for the self-paced online portion (approximately 30-90 minutes) plus the classroom portion.