CPR for Healthcare Providers


Next Course Date: Call 254-526-1586 or visit CTC Continuing Education to register.

SEP 16 SAT 8 AM-5 PM
OCT 21 SAT 8 AM-5 PM

The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, administer first aid, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). This training reinforces healthcare professionals’ understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, using an AED and the role of each link in the chain of survival. The course book and pocket mask are included in the price of the class. (1 meeting)


Who should take this course?

The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and pre-hospital settings.


What does this course teach?

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilation using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants
  • Also learn to administer first aid

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
  • Rescuer Adult BLS
    • Part 1: Adult Chain of Survival
    • Part 2: Rescuer Adult BLS
    • Part 3: AED Practice
    • Part 4: Bag-Mask Device
  • Rescuer Child BLS
    • Part 1: Pediatric Chain of Survival
    • Part 2: Child BLS
    • Part 3: Rescuer Child BLS
    • Part 4: Adult CPR and AED Skills Test
  • Team Dynamics
    • Part 1: Team Dynamics
    • Part2: High-Performance Teams Activity
  • Infant BLS
    • Part 1: Infant Compressions
    • Part 2: Rescuer Infant BLS
    • Part 3: AED for Infants and Children Less than 8 Years of Age
    • Part 4: Infant CPR Skills Test
  • Relief of Choking
    • Part 1: Adult and Child Choking
    • Part 2: Infant Choking
  • Special Considerations
    • ​​​​​​​Part 1: Mouth-to-Mouth Breaths
    • Part 2: Rescue Breathing
    • Part 3: Breaths with an Advanced Airway
    • Part 4: Opioid-Associated Life-Threatening Emergency
  • Local Protocols Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Exam
  • Remediation​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    • ​​​​​​​Part 1: Skills Testing Remediation
    • Part 2: Exam Remediation