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American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)

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BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) CLASS NEAR YOU

BLS Course 

Initial and Renewal Certification

Critical Care Education provides American Heart Association Basic Life Support- BLS courses in the cities and areas surrounding Fontana, California. 

Basic Life Support, or BLS, generally refers to the type of care that first-responders, healthcare providers and public safety professionals provide to anyone who is experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory distress or an obstructed airway. It requires knowledge and skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using automated external defibrillators (AED) and relieving airway obstructions in patients of every age. The American Heart Association 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. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

This is a CPR class for those who work in a hospital or clinic

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION BLS CLASS

 COVERS

  • High Quality CPR

    Start compressions within 10 seconds

    Push hard and fast – Compress at a rate of 100 – 120 compressions a minute. Compress at a depth of at least 2 inches for an Adult. Compress at a depth of one third the depth of the chest, about 2 inches for a child. Compress at a depth of one third the depth of the chest, about 1 ½ inches for an infant

    Allow complete chest recoil after each compression

    Minimize interruptions in compressions to less than 10 seconds

    Give effective breaths that make the chest rise

    Avoid excessive ventilation

  • The Chain of Survival

    Recognition – Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activating the emergency response system

    CPR – Early CPR with an emphasis on chest compression

    Defibrillation – Rapid defibrillation with an AED

    Advanced Care – Effective advanced life support is typically performed by advanced licensed rescuers and includes administration of medications

    Post-Cardiac Arrest Care

  • Adult CPR

    An adult’s age is defined at adolescents (after the onset of puberty) and older. If you are by yourself the compression to ventilation ratio is 30 compressions to 2 breathes. If you are a part of a team of 2 or more rescuers the compression to ventilation ratio is 30 compressions to 2 breathes.

  • Child CPR

    A child is defined as 1 year of age to puberty. If you are by yourself the compression to ventilation ratio is 30 compressions to 2 breathes. If you are a part of a team of 2 or more rescuers the compression to ventilation ratio is 15 compressions to 2 breathes.

  • Infant CPR

    An infant is defined as less than 1 year of age. If you are by yourself the compression to ventilation ratio is 30 compressions to 2 breathes. If you are a part of a team of 2 or more rescuers the compression to ventilation ratio is 15 compressions to 2 breathes.

  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

    An automated External Defibrillator is a light weight, portable, electronic device that can identify an abnormal heart rhythm that needs to be shocked. The AED then delivers an electric shock that can stop the abnormal heart rhythm

  • Adult and Child Choking

    If an adult or child has the inability to speak or breath or shows signs of cyanosis (turning blue) they may be choking. In an adult or child, you will perform abdominal thrusts to relieve choking

  • Infant Choking

    If an infant has the inability to cry or cough or shows signs of cyanosis (turning blue) they may be choking. In an infant, you will perform 5 back slaps followed by 5 chest thrusts to relieve choking

STUDENTS RECEIVE A

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) CERTIFICATION

AT THE END OF THE

CLASS

AND THE COST IS:

American Heart Association 
Basic Life Support (BLS) Renewal

 : $40

American Heart Association 
Basic Life Support (BLS) Initial

 : $50