Georgia CPR Training
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
When the heart stops, the absence of oxygenated blood can cause permanent brain damage in only a few minutes. Death will occur within approximately 8-10 minutes.
The BLS Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for certified or non-certified, licensed or no licensed healthcare professionals. BLS training is intended for certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed, healthcare professionals, including:
•Physicians •Nurses •Paramedics •Emergency medical technicians •Respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists •Physician’s assistants •Residents or fellows •Medical or nursing students in training •Aides, medical or nursing assistants, and other allied health personnel
The BLS course covers:
•adult and pediatric CPR •Two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask
•foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious)
•automated external defibrillation (includes child AED update) •special resuscitation situations
•other cardiopulmonary emergencies •stroke and cardiac arrest
In addition, BLS training can be appropriate for first responders, such as police officers and firefighters, as well as for laypeople whose work brings them into contact with members of the public, such as school, fitness center, or hotel and restaurant employees Or hotel and restaurant employees.
Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card that is valid for two years.