Who Should Take This Training?
The AHA’s BLS Provider Renewal Course is designed for healthcare providers caring for patients both in a pre-hospital and in-facility environments. In-facility refers to healthcare providers who work in a hospital, clinic, or other health care facility including a dentist office, skilled nursing, and assisted-living facilities.
Course Format Options
This course is taken entirely in the classroom format. Classroom training is also known as BLS – Instructor-Led Training. Instructor-Led Training means students are led by a Safety Unlimited AHA Instructor in a classroom setting. Students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students are required to complete a written exam.
BLS/ALS Continuing Education Credits
This EMS-CEU ( 3 Hours) course has been approved for 3 Contact Hours (3 CEUs) of BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education by CE (Provider 56-0013), CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321.
IACET Continuing Education Credits Effective 11-1-2019
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 3 Contact Hours (0.3 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.
After successfully completing the BLS Provider CPR course, students should be able to:
- Explain the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival;
- Describe all the steps of the Chain of Survival;
- Apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival;
- Recognize when someone requires CPR;
- Perform high-quality CPR for an adult;
- Describe the importance of early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED);
- Demonstrate the appropriate use of an AED;
- Ventilate effectively using a barrier device;
- Perform high-quality CPR for an infant or child;
- Describe the importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation;
- Perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR; and
- Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an infant, child, or adult.
BLS – Instructor-Led Training Features:
- Reflects science and education from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC;
- Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency;
- Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity; and
- Video-based course with real world scenarios.
The American Heart Association has added a BLS Renewal Course option for BLS providers to complete BLS training and receive a BLS Provider course completion card. The BLS Renewal Course is a video-based, Instructor-led course featuring accelerated content that takes approximately 3 hours to complete. It is designed specifically for providers with a current BLS Provider course completion card and allows for time efficiency while teaching both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills in both in-facility and prehospital settings.
Students can take the renewal class under each of the following criteria::
- Possesses a current, non-expired American Heart Association provider card of the same course discipline (copy of front and back must be provided prior to class);
- Possesses an expired/lapsed card issued by the American Heart Association of the same course discipline (copy of front and back must be provided prior to class); or
- Does not possess an American Heart Association provider card of the same course discipline.
If #2 or #3 applies, the student has the following restrictions:
- The student must pass the written exam with a minimum of 84% WITHOUT remediation and on the first attempt;
- The student must pass all skills WITHOUT remediation and on the first attempt;
- NO remediation will be provided in any aspect of the course;
- A full provider course must be completed if the student is unsuccessful with any portion of the course on the first attempt; and
- Students must re-register for new course and pay current course fees.
- 15-1010 BLS Provider Manual (includes BLS Reference Card)