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  • Who should take the BLS Provider Course?
    The AHA’s BLS Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings or for those in a healthcare training program.
  • What are the course completion requirements for the BLS Provider Course?
    To successfully complete this course and receive your BLS course completion card, students must do the following: • Participate in hands-on interactive demonstrations of high-quality CPR skills • Pass the Adult CPR and AED Skills Test • Pass the Infant CPR Skills Test • Score at least 84% on the exam
  • How long is the BLS Provider Course?
    The length of the BLS course depends on the number of students and the proficiency level of each student. Approximate times for each version of the BLS Provider Course are listed below: • BLS Initial Course: 3:40 hours without breaks • BLS Renewal Course: 3 hours without breaks
  • What is the AHA’s 2020 BLS Provider Course?
    The AHA’s BLS Provider Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. This course teaches basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings, with a focus on high-quality CPR, improvement of chest compression fraction, and high-performing team dynamics. The BLS Provider Course teaches rescue techniques for adults, children, and infants.
  • What specifically is taught in the BLS Provider Course?
    In the 2020 BLS Provider Course, students will learn and practice • High-quality BLS for adults, children, and infants • Use of an AED • Effective ventilation using a barrier device • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for adults, children, and infants • High-performance teams
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