Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

This one day BLS for Healthcare Providers (HCP) course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (Adult, Child & Infant) including ventilation with a barrier device, a pocket facemask, and a bag valve mask device.

It also teaches the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO). This is the only Irish Heart Foundation/American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) course that certifies successful completion for healthcare professionals.

The BLS (HCP) course is the recommended Basic Life Support course for all Healthcare Professionals.

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 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – CPR, use an Automated External Defibrillator – AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner and in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

The course participants are evaluated by skills testing and multiple choice questions (MCQ). This is the only Irish Heart Foundation / American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) course that certifies successful completion for healthcare professionals.

The BLS (HCP) course is the recommended Basic Life Support course for all Healthcare Professionals.

Course Content

  • One and two rescuer Adult CPR
  • One and two rescuer Child CPR
  • One and two rescuer Infant CPR
  • Adult, Child and Infant recovery position
  • Adult, Child and Infant choking (conscious and unconscious)
  • Safe and effective use of an AED
  • Special considerations when using an AED
  • Use of face masks & bag-valve-mask devices
  • Skills group practice
  • Peer group practice

Features

  • Video based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor led, hands on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Updated Science based content

In the classroom, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an IHF BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a multiple choice questions (MCQ).

Course Format

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 4½  hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing. Renewal Course requires approximately 4 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.
*course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins.

Irish Heart Foundation / American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card is valid for two years.

This course is eligible for CPD/CME points. The exact number of points you can claim depends on what your occupation/speciality is.