First Aid and CPR/AED Training (American Heart Association and Cal EMSA)
This BLS Provider Renewal CPR Course teaches basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and pre-hospital settings, with a focus on high-quality CPR, improvement of chest compression fraction, and high-performing team dynamics. Participants are trained to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED.
It is important to note that the BLS Provider Renewal CPR Training DOES NOT include First Aid. This is because this training is intended for those who already have a level of First Aid, EMS, or higher level of training. If you need First Aid and CPR training you should consider our Heartsaver® Courses.
The AHA’s BLS Provider Renewal Course is designed for healthcare providers caring for patients both in a pre-hospital and in-facility environments. In-facility refers to healthcare providers who work in a hospital, clinic, or other health care facility including a dentist office, skilled nursing, and assisted-living facilities.
This course can be taken entirely in the classroom or in a blended format. A blended format combines the flexibility of online training with a hands-on skills testing session with an AHA Instructor.
Classroom training is also known as BLS – Instructor-Led Training. Instructor-Led Training means students are led by a Safety Unlimited AHA Instructor in a classroom setting. Students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students also work with one of our AHA BLS Instructors to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students are required to complete a written exam.
The blended format, also known as HeartCode® BLS, begins with the student taking eLearning portion of their training at the AHA website. Upon completion of the online portion, students must attend a structured BLS Hands-On Session with one of our AHA BLS Instructors. The skills session is referred to a BLS Provider Skills Session.
The online portion can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours. The time to complete the hands-on session can range anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the experience of the student.
Student select their format option during the signup process.
After enrollment and payment, students will be emailed a key-code and link that allows them access to their online course to be taken at the AHA website.
Upon completion of this course, students receive a downloadable Safety Unlimited Course Completion Certificate (PDF format), as well as an American Heart Association AHA BLS Provider Course Completion eCard via email that is valid for two years.
This EMS-CEU ( 3 Hours) course has been approved for 3 Contact Hours (3 CEUs) of BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education by CE (Provider 56-0013), CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 3 Contact Hours (0.3 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
After successfully completing the BLS Provider CPR course, students should be able to:
The American Heart Association has added a BLS Renewal Course option for BLS providers to complete BLS training and receive a BLS Provider course completion card. The BLS Renewal Course is a video-based, Instructor-led course featuring accelerated content that takes approximately 3 hours to complete. It is designed specifically for providers with a current BLS Provider course completion card and allows for time efficiency while teaching both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills in both in-facility and prehospital settings.
Students can take the renewal class under each of the following criteria:
If #2 or #3 applies, the student has the following restrictions:
Heartsaver® courses target Non-Healthcare Professionals. These courses are designed for those with little or no medical training who need a course completion card for a job or other requirements. These courses can be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. For many Heartsaver® courses, students receive a course completion card that is valid for 2 years.