EMS / Healthcare Professionals
Basic Life Support training reinforces healthcare professionals' understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival. The BLS Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. Courses are offered either in a traditional classroom setting or in a hybrid-online blended learning course.
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BLS: Basic Life Support (Healthcare Professionals)
The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice, skills testing, and a written exam. Class time is approx. 4 hours.
$50 per student
10% discount for EMS volunteers
HeartCode BLS (hybrid-online blended learning)
HeartCode BLS is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for completing a BLS course. HeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills. The online portion takes approximately 90-100 minutes to complete. After completing the online portion students attend a structured BLS hands-on session with an AHA Instructor. The hands-on session time ranges from 70 minutes to 2 hours and 45 minutes, depending on the students' experience.
More information available upon request
EMS Continuing Education
Stop the Bleed
The Eastern Pennsylvania EMS Council has approved Stop the Bleed for 1.5 hours of EMS Con-Ed. This course reviews the current standards of hemorrhage control: direct pressure, tourniquet application, and wound packing, with or without hemostatic dressings. Six different types of commercial tourniquets will be available for practice, as well as gauze and wound packing trainers. Participants will also discuss when and how to improvise a tourniquet. Contact us if you would like this life-saving training brought to your EMS squad, Fire department, Police department, Search and Rescue team, or other group.