Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

The American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers class teaches individuals how to provide high quality CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner in a health care team environment.

Courses Available

BLS Initial: The course is led by an AHA BLS instructor and designed for students who are new to health care CPR or non-clinical care providers required to maintain BLS certification with little exposure to CPR in their workday. Students watch demonstration videos and participate in simulated clinical scenarios to reinforce skills proficiency. A written exam is given to all class participants to evaluate your knowledge-base. Initial BLS courses are scheduled for 3.5 hours.

BLS Renewal: This course is led by an AHA BLS instructor and is a condensed format compared to an initial BLS course with a primary focus on skills practice and team development. Students watch demonstration videos and participate in simulated clinical scenarios to reinforce skills proficiency. A written exam is given to all class participants to evaluate your knowledge-base. Renewal BLS courses are scheduled for 2.5 hours.

Heartcode® BLS: Registration for the course is open on a monthly basis with skills sessions completed by appointment. This course is designed in two parts. The first is an online program including course videos, simulations and adaptive learning strategies to accelerate your learning. This portion includes the written exam. Upon completion, you will schedule a BLS Skills Session with an AHA BLS instructor to complete your hands-on training and skills assessment. BLS Skills Sessions are scheduled for 1 hour.


How to Register

Online

Register online with a credit card.

Phone

Register by phone with a credit card by calling 402.552.3396 or 800.647.5000.

In-Person

The Professional Development office is located in the lower level of Clarkson College, and the customer entrance faces the intersection of 42nd and Douglas Streets. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST. View a campus map


Course Materials

All participants are required to have the BLS Provider Manual ©2020 prior to the course. Course fees include a textbook. The blended learning format utilizes an online version of the textbook and is included in the online learning.


Location

Classes are held at Clarkson College, located on 42nd and Douglas Streets in Omaha, Neb. To arrange an off-site course, please call our office at 402.552.3038.

Professional Development Office

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST

Contact
Professional Development Office
101 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68131-2739
PH 402.552.3396 or 402.552.6148 TF 800.647.5500
professionaldevelopment@clarksoncollege.edu

Professional Development Office Entrance