Basic Life Support For Healthcare Providers (BLS for HCP)
5½ – Hour BLS for Healthcare Provider Course
This course is aimed at the healthcare professional who needs to perform the initial steps of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in victims of all ages, basic airway manoeuvres and rescue breathing with and without adjuncts; candidates will be proficient in the use of bag-valve resuscitators and in the technique of automated external defibrillation.
Participants will be able to demonstrate how to manage choking in conscious and unconscious adults, children, infants, and be aware of special considerations such as scene and rescuer safety, standard precautions, head, neck and spinal injuries and the recovery position.
The course is taught in a relaxed, video-based practice-while-watching interactive adult learning environment. The focus is on active participation with ample opportunity to practice and apply these skills in simulated scenarios.
The instructor/student ratio per course is 1:9
Assessment and Preparation:
Participants will receive an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Manual. Each candidate will receive an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Certificate upon successful completion of the course which is valid for two years.
Accredited by American Heart Association (AHA). In addition to 14 Continuing Education Units and 1 BLS Ethics via the HPCSA.
Please note: This course is a pre-requisite for the ACLS ® and PALS ® courses.