This course is for those desiring to be Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructors thru the American Heart Association. The purpose of this course is not to teach BLS but HOW TO TEACH BLS. This is a two day virtual/blended course. The course will be taught with a live instructor thru ZOOM. There are certain things you need for this course. You will need to complete The course is AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR ESSENTIALS course. The link is below. The cost to the AHA is $35
BLS Instructor Essentials Online | AHA (heart.org)
You will also need the AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR MANUAL 2020 edition. The cost to the AHA is $42.50. The link is below.
BLS Instructor Manual | AHA (heart.org)
You also need a current AHA BLS PROVIDER CERTIFICATION CARD.
THE BLS INSTRUCTOR COURSE IS OFFERED ON WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 9:00 AM -10:30 AM EST. JUST GO TO THE ZOOM TAB ON THIS WEBSITE FOR THE LINK AND TIMES
You will pay the $240 tuition for the course to American CPR Connection. You will need training equipment to complete the course ie manikins etc. The equipment is included in the cost of the course tuition. If you already have access to equipment, please let us know and we won’t ship you the equipment. Equipment needed is Adult & Infant manikin, BVM Bag /with mask. Feedback device if not on manikin, AED if available. If not, the Instructor will have the AED.
Before AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR certification can be issued the student must successfully teach 2 classes teaching at least 2 modules in each class, AND pass the written exam with at least 84%. The modules covered in the class are listed below:
CHAIN OF SURVIVAL ( 6 PARTS)
HIGH QUALITY CPR (ADULT AND INFANT CONSCIOUS RESCUE)
TWO PROVIDER CPR RESUSCITATION
UNCONSICOUS / DROWNING RESCUE
HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAM ROLES AND DYNAMICS
The AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION CARD IS VALID FOR TWO (2) YEARS.
Once you complete the AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR COURSE, you will be aligned with a national training center, ( LIFE COMPRESSIONS) to enable your future purchase of AHA BLS PROVIDER CERTIFICATION CARDS. The cards are $4.50 each. During the AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR training, an INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE form will need to be completed which includes the conditions of maintaining your AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION. Any further questions can be directed to the Training Instructor or by calling 833-228-5580.