AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor Course
If YOU or YOUR ORGANIZATION would like to host a course onsite, please contact us!
There is no extra charge for this advantage and convenience for you and your staff!
This opportunity will allow each participant to be able to teach
AHA BLS (Basic Life Support Provider) level CPR/AED and HS (Heartsaver) level
(otherwise known as Lay Rescuer) CPR/AED and FIRST AID and BBP.
BBP is the annual OSHA-required bloodborne pathogen awareness
education for ALL places of employment.
In order to become a current AHA BLS (CPR/AED/FIRST AID/BBP) Instructor,
there is a mandatory three step process. There is only one part that
is required by this TC but the rest are national completion
requirements according to the American Heart Association.
1) AHA BLS Provider CPR/AED (Classroom) Course
This 4-6 hour course provides the necessary knowledge and skill
to save a life, in short, emphasizing 911, providing CPR
and utilizing AED generally in a healthcare or hospital setting
OR a prehospital setting.
The areas that are covered include:
- Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED including One and Two Rescuer
- Adult/Child/Infant FBAO (Foreign Body Airway Obstruction aka Choking)
- Adult/Child/Infant BDU (Barrier Device Use)
- Adult/Child/Infant BVM (Bag Valve Mask Use)
2) AHA BLS Instructor (Classroom) Course
This 16 hour or two 8 hour day course is intensive and comprehensive
theory and practice regarding Basic Life Support Provider (BLS) CPR/AED
and Heartsaver (HS) or Lay Rrescuer CPR/AED and FIRST AID and BBP.
It also includes the following areas of necessity:
- AHA and SMSI Provider Course Logistics
- Principles of Adult Learning and Best Practice
- Establishment of the Real Purpose of CPR
- Three Most Common Myths of CPR
- Successful Individual and Group Dynamics
- Critical Skills Testing for CPR/AED and FIRST AID
- Proper Manikin Maintenance and Decontamination
3) AHA BLS Instructor (Classroom) Monitoring
This last part is where each instructor candidate assists
with one of our classes of their choice in the Chicagoland area
OR leads or assists with a class of their own and gets monitored
by the TC coordinator.
The TC coordinator would be there for moral and technical support.
The necessary guidance would be provided before and during the course
and positive reinforcement and constructive criticism after the course.
This requirement must be completed within 90 days after the classroom
Upon successful completion of ALL 4 steps, the candidate will receive
their AHA BLS Instructor Certification Card.