C.P.R./First Aide

American Heart Association

Course Overview

This course uses the latest resuscitation science to teach BLS knowledge and skills through a variety of assets such as dramatizations, critical thinking scenarios, self-directed learning, and interactive activities. This method of learning provides training consistency, adaptability to different learning styles, and flexibility for the student. Blended training also supports the need for hands-on learning of psychomotor skills.

The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

After successfully completing both the class and hands-on session of the BLS Course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival.
  • Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival.
  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR.
  • Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children and infants.
  • Describe the importance of early use of an AED and demonstrate its use.
  • Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device.
  • Describe the importance of team dynamics in multi-rescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR.
  • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.

All applications require a one-time nonrefundable application fee of $15.00.

Why Choose GCTI

We pride ourselves in offering our students

Students gain the ability to function and work competently in any healthcare setting. They develop sound judgement and the ability to identify adverse patient findings and understand the proper chain of command used to report abnormalities.

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