The AmericanHeart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers Course is intended forparticipants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings,including in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. These healthcare providersmay include (but are not limited to) doctors, nurses, radiologists, paramedics,medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupationaltherapists, doctor’s assistants, registrars, interns, medical and nursingstudents in training, aides, medical and nursing assistants and other alliedhealth personnel.
The Course is also designed for anyone who is required to take a HealthcareProvider Course for employment. The Course is a prerequisite for advancedcourses in resuscitation, including Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support(ACLS), Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Neonatal Life Support(ANLS), Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) and BLS Instructor Courses.
The Course comprises 38 modules and teaches the skills of CPR and choking forvictims of all ages, including ventilation with barrier devices, pocket masks,bag-valve-mask devices with supplemental oxygen, and the use of AutomatedExternal Defibrillators. An 80-page BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manualand CD-ROM is provided to each participant for review before, during and afterthe Course. For successful completion of the Course, participants will beexpected to demonstrate proficiency in CPR and AED use, and obtain a score ofat least 85% in the final written evaluation.
Eachstudent will receive a AHA certificate that is valid for two years, as well as15 CPD points after successful completion of the course.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains relevant anatomy and physiology, the clinicalpresentation of coronary heart disease, stroke, special situations, and riskfactors for heart disease and stroke. The CD-ROM also includes video clipdemonstrations of adult, child and infant CPR and choking, the use of bag-valve-masksand Automated External Defibrillator.