Life Support Classes

Life Support Classes

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

Basic Life Support (BLS)

The AHA’s BLS courses reinforce healthcare professionals’ understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, performing basic steps of CPR, relieving choking, using an AED, and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.
In this classroom-based course, healthcare professionals learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.
Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival

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)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers (ACLS-EP)
Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS®)

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