Attention

Employees of Alta Bates Medical Center and Alameda County Medical Center

You must register by phone at 510-849-4009. Online registrations are not permitted.

2010 AHA BLS Student Manual

Order online here or purchase at Fast Response for $20 (Monday - Friday only).
* Required for class.
* Not included in course fees.

Healthcare CPR

Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider

Provider (AHA)

This class is for those who are taking CPR for the first time or have an expired CPR card. Covered in class are adult, child, and infant CPR and choking rescue. Use of the AED, barrier devices, and BVM are thoroughly covered using hands-on skill practice.

  • Taken for the first time, or for those with an expired CPR card.
  • The class is 4.5 to 5 hours in length.
  • AHA Certification valid for 2 years.

Renewal (AHA)

This renewal course is for those who have a current CPR card. Covered in every class are adult, child, and infant CPR and choking rescue. Use of the AED, barrier devices, and BVM are thoroughly covered using hands-on skills practice.

Students must bring a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card to class!

  • The class is 3.5 hours in length.
  • AHA Certification is valid for 2 years.

BLS eLearning (AHA)

The American Heart Association's BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 Course, web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, provides a flexible alternative to classroom training. Through case-based scenarios, interactive activities, and videos, this course teaches the concepts of both single-rescuer and team basic life support.

Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. An AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts.

Students must take the skills and testing course within 60 days of completing the online course.

  • The online class is 1-2 hours in length.
  • Skills practice and testing session is 1.5 hours in length.
  • AHA Certification is valid for 2 years.
  • System requirements listed in this FAQ document by the AHA.