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Basic Life Support (BLS) is an American Heart Association certification that focuses on what rescuers need to know to perform basic life support skills. After successfully completing this BLS Instructor-Led Training course, you should be able to perform high quality CPR and describe the technique for choking relief for an adult, child, or infant, as well as demonstrate the appropriate use of automated external defibrillator (AED) and barrier device skills. You will also be able to describe the importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation. To complete course, students must pass BLS skills testing and a written exam.

BLS is designed for healthcare in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments. In-facility refers to healthcare providers who work in a hospital, clinic, or other healthcare facility including a dentist office, skilled nursing, and assisted-living facilities.

This course is hosted in close partnership with the UAH College of Nursing to ensure compliance and best practices are met for new and returning nursing students who are required to maintain annual BLS certification.

Your well-being is our top priority. Our facilities and procedures support three (3) feet of social distancing and upgraded sanitization practices recommended by the CDC for control and prevention.

UAH will require face coverings indoors on campus, effective Monday, August 9, 2021. This requirement applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

Participants who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask prior to entering the building and wear it for the duration of their time in the classroom.

Contact CPS Outreach and Special Programs Office, CPSPrograms@uah.edu, if you have questions.

AHA BLS Certification

Select a date from the certification course list below to register for an available session or get more information on individual session dates.

To request a class for your organization in Basic Life Support please email CPSPrograms@uah.edu or phone 256.824.2808.

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Title Session Dates Times Days Status
Basic Life Support (Instructor-Led Training) TFall2021 11/06/2021
11/06/2021
8:30 AM
1:30 PM
Sa   $ 69
Fee may vary
Registration Available
Basic Life Support (Instructor-Led Training) TFall2021 11/13/2021
11/13/2021
8:30 AM
1:30 PM
Sa   $ 69
Fee may vary
Registration Available