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Life Support Classes

We offer six life support classes tailored to students and health care professionals, plus hybrid learning courses and instructor training.

Learn more about our six life support classes below. To register for a class or receive more information, contact our American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

In this AHA CPR course, you’ll learn how to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide basic CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and relieve choking. Upon course completion, you’ll receive a BLS certification valid for two years. You can also register to renew your BLS certification.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Build on a foundation of basic life support skills with our advanced cardiac life support class. Upon course completion, you’ll receive an ACLS certification. You can also register to renew your ACLS certification.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Build on a foundation of basic life support skills and improve your quality of care to pediatric patients in emergency situations. Upon course completion, you’ll receive a PALS certification. You can also register to renew your PALS certification.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers (ACLS-EP)
This course is designed to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other emergencies. It expands upon core ACLS guidelines and encourages critical thinking and decision-making. You’ll enhance your skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest and post-arrest patients.

Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS®)
Get the knowledge and skills you need for the emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children. In PEARS, you’ll learn how to:

  • Recognize respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest
  • Provide appropriate lifesaving interventions
  • Improve quality of care and patient outcomes

Airway Management

Learn, practice and demonstrate your ability in applying airway skills used in resuscitation. This course includes bag-mask ventilation, airway adjuncts and other units that can be customized to meet your needs. These methods can include endotracheal tubes, esophageal tracheal airways (or Combitube™), impedance threshold devices and laryngeal mask airways.

Register for a class or receive more information by contacting our American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center.