Overview of the Blended AHA BLS Course During Covid-19 offered by First Response Training:

Our traditional in-person AHA BLS course will be broken into TWO SECTIONS. 
Section 1: Online Class - All cognitve information, term and definitions and skills demonstrations in a video format
Section 2: In-Person Class - Hands-on skills practice and testing.
This is done to minimize the amount of time students are exposed to one another when taking this course and is what the AHA recommends we do during the pandemic. Doing this class this way also follows CDC and MN Department of Health guidelines.
Section 1 needs to be completed prior attending Section 2.

This course is for all healthcare providers such as: Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, any healthcare providers that provide patient care, Paramedics, Firefighters, Police Officers, E.M.T.’s, First Responders. This required training meets all statutory and regulatory requirements for all healthcare providers.

Course content summary:

Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival.
Describe and practice scene safety techniques.
Describe all the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival.
Describe and practice how to recognize the signs of someone needing CPR/Defibrillation.
Describe and practice high-quality CPR on adults, children, and infants.
Describe the importance of early AED use and practice AED use on patients of all ages.
Describe and practice effective ventilations with a CPR Mask and Bag Valve Mask on patients of all ages.
Describe the importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitations. Practice multirescuer scenarios. Practice being an effective team member during a multirescuer resuscitation.
Describe important elements of team dynamics during a multirescuer resuscitation.
Describe and practice the techniques for relief of a foreign-body airway obstruction for adults, children and infants.

Course Curriculum

  Introduction and Required BLS Terms
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  Adult BLS
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  Infant and Child BLS
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  A.E.D. Operation
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Hi, I’m Gio

Owner of First Response Training. I'm a Paramedic and have been working in EMS for 23 years. I'm also an American Heart Association Instructor and American Heart Association Faculty Member and have been training for 20 years. My extensive training history and healthcare experience makes this training unique among others and adds significantly to my training style and the students training experience.