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BLS For Healthcare Providers

Instructor-led, hands-on class format with an AHA BLS Instructor

Course Description

Safeguard CPR offers a BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Providers course in Alpharetta, which is designed to equip individuals in the healthcare field with the necessary skills and knowledge to respond to cardiac and respiratory emergencies. This course covers various topics such as CPR for all ages, automated external defibrillator (AED) use, breathing and ventilation techniques, proper use of bag-mask devices, and more. Participants will also learn the importance of effective communication and teamwork during emergency situations. This course is ideal for healthcare professionals such as nurses, doctors, paramedics, and more. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certification that is valid for two years. Safeguard CPR’s BLS for Healthcare Providers course in Alpharetta is perfect for individuals who are looking to refresh their skills or those who are interested in learning basic life support techniques for the first time.

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Certification Card that is valid for two years.

BLS Provider in Alpharetta

BLS Provider Course takes approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes to complete, including skills practice and skills testing​(Based on 6:1 Student to Instructor Ratio)​Successful completion is based on achievement of the core learning objectives rather than a prescribed instruction time.

​BLS Provider Course Completion Requirements

You will be using your BLS Provider Manual throughout the course.

  • Pass the 1 and 2 Rescuer Adult BLS with AED Skills Test

  • Pass the 2 Rescuer Child BLS Skills Test

  • Pass the 1 and 2 Rescuer Infant BLS with AED Skills Test

  • Pass the open-resource exam with a minimum score of 84%

    • An open-resource exam allows students the ability to use available resources, such as the ECC Handbook and Provider Manual, posters, etc, to process information analytically but also to think independently and creatively with curriculum content.

Who Needs BLS Provider Certification?

Safeguard CPR’s BLS Provider classes are for healthcare providers. These requirements are driven by state licensing board regulations and detail which particular healthcare agencies or individual healthcare license holders that are required to maintain BLS Provider certification. This class can also be taken by medical professionals or students in a medical program who are interested in expanding their knowledge.

Individuals that usually require BLS Provider certification are:

Anesthesia Technician
Certified Nurse Midwife
​Certified Nurse Assistant
​Clinical Nurse Specialist
​Dental Assistant 
Dental Hygienist
General Dentist
Healthcare Assistant
Hospital Technician
Hospital Transporter
Licensed Practical Nurse
Medical Assistant
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Student
Occupational Therapist
Oral Pathologist
Oral Surgeon
Physical therapist
Physician Assistant
Registered Nurse
Respiratory Therapist
In addition, Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers training can be appropriate for first responders, such as police officers and firefighters, as well as for laypeople whose work brings them into contact with members of the public, such as school, fitness center, or hotel and restaurant employees.

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