The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) activity provides the foundational knowledge and applied skills for saving lives after a cardiac arrest.

This activity teaches basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. There is a focus on the techniques of providing high-quality CPR, and developing high-performing team dynamics. Content is representative of the latest resuscitation science for improved patient outcomes. Students will learn basic life support techniques through realistic scenarios, simulations, and animations depicting rescuers, teams, and patients.Upon successful completion of the HeartCode online portion of the activity, including the activity exam, students will receive a certificate of completion. They must present this certification for entry into an Instructor-led hands-on session.

The students must attend an Instructor-led hands-on session with an AHA BLS Instructor where they will practice and test their Basic Life Support skills to demonstrate proficiency.

Target Audience: 

All healthcare practitioners

Major Topics:

  • Chain of Survival
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Automated Electrical Defibrillators (AED)
  • Ventilation
  • Foreign Body Obstruction
  • Teamwork in Resuscitation

Activity Duration:

Half day