BLS: Basic Life Support Training

February 17, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Room 209, Commerce & Finance Building, McNichols Campus


The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers - Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Program details include:

  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway*
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival

*This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

This class is also suggested for those pursuing the Physician Assistant program.

The BLS for Health Care Providers teaches those with a duty to act with the skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim of cardiac arrest. This program is offered on Friday, Jan. 27, Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 24 and April 7. Register online today!

Emerging Leaders Program: [+1 Engagement & Learning]

Fee: $50

RSVP: Required

Contact: Adam Hollmann, assistant director, Student Life
Phone: 313-993-1154
Email: hollmaap@udmercy.edu