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What is BLS course? Basic Life Support (BLS)

Basic Life Support (BLS) is an American Heart Association course which is now made mandatory for most of the health care professionals and other employees.

This course prepares to act promptly and effectively in an episode of Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest, and Choking. This course is intended for health care providers involved in direct patient care, either in or out of the hospital. Duration of the BLS course is ONE DAY from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants are given course completion card which are globally valid for 2 years.

What is the course duration?

1 day from ( 9 am to 4 pm )

Is it AHA certified?


Who are the instructors?

Course faculties/ instructors
The BLS course will be taught by AHA certified instructors.

What do you teach in BLS?

Course contents
I. Adult BLS

  • Adult chain of survival
  • Scene safety and Assessment
  • Chest Compressions.
  • Ventilation
  • 1 Rescuer adult CPR
  • AED and AMBU bag
  • 2 Rescuer adult CPR

II. Child BLS

  • Pediatric Chain of survival
  • Child compressions
  • Ventilation
  • 2 Rescuer Child CPR

III. Infant BLS

  • Infant compressions
  • Ventilation
  • 2 Rescuer Infant CPR

IV. Respiratory Arrest and rescue breathing
V. Adult and Child Choking
VI. Infant Choking

Will I get to practice giving CPR?

Yes. BLS emphasis on practical skill development. Charles Institute is dedicated to ensuring quality training, with advanced medical equipment. Equipment which is used for BLS course includes CPR manikins with quality indicator, AED trainers, Pocket mask, AMBU bag, etc.

Will I get any course materials like books?

BLS course participants are provided with original BLS provider manual.

When I will get my certificate?

A printed certificate will be ready in 2 working days after the successful completion of the course.  Also, candidates can download pdf from AHA website on the same day itself. Downloadable pdf will be available on the AHA website forever.

How long the certificate is valid for?

2 years

Can I renew my certificate without attending the course?

Yes. Certificate can be renewed without course participation. But the candidate will need to pass both the theory exam and skill test. You have an option to renew your certificate by attending the course. In that case, the fee charged for you will be less compared to a new course as you don’t have to purchase any books.

How to become a certified BLS instructor?

Indented candidates should have IP (Instructor Potential), which is eligibility to become an instructor. You are evaluated for IP, based on your performance during the course. After having obtained IP, you will need to attend an instructor course to become an instructor.

Instructor card will be issued only after completing the required number of course monitoring, usually 2 or 3.

How do I enroll for the course?

You can enroll by clicking the below link.

Do I have to make the payment in advance?

Yes. You can make the payment online or offline.

Sample AHA card

Cover page of BLS Book

If you need any further assistance please email and our support team will be happy to help.

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