Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support

Recertification classes require proof that your certification has not been expired for more than 14 days.

Students learn how to recognize adult and pediatric life-threatening emergencies, how to provide basic life support (BLS) and what to do in case of an airway obstruction or choking. CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer has been approved for training for Emergency Medical Services personnel and is accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

 Who should take this course?

CPR for the Professional Rescuer program is designed for individuals in the healthcare of professional rescuer field that are required to have a professional-level basic life support training.

 This is the Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers program

• Sudden Cardiac Arrest• Unresponsive and Breathing — Recovery Position
• Early Defibrillation• Unresponsive, Not Breathing, and Has a Pulse — Rescue Breathing
• Chain of Survival• Unresponsive, Not Breathing, and Pulseless — CPR
• Personal Safety• Automated External Defibrillators
• Chest Compressions• Team Approach
• Rescue Breaths — CPR Mask• Choking
• Rescue Breaths — Bag-Mask•Legal Considerations
• Rescue Breaths — Other Considerations•Emotional Considerations

Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for EMS professionals are available for ASHI ALCS from Health & Safety Institute (HSI), a Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) Accredited Organization.

Compressions on adult patients are done at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute. The chest is compressed at least two inches on each compression.

High-quality compressions are a critical component of effective CPR. Always compress fast and deep and allow the chest to rebound to its normal position at the top of each compression.

Blood pressure is created and maintained with well-performed compressions. If compressions stop, pressure is quickly lost and has to be built up again. Minimize any interruptions when doing compressions.