NHCPS Handbook Course - BLS: Basic Life Support (1.0 CE for Healthcare Assistants)

09-28-2018 01:20 AM

Course Description

Knowing the process of Basic Life Support (BLS) is critical in responding to life-threatening emergencies. The newest BLS course guidelines focus on doing several tasks simultaneously with a group process that promotes efficiency and minimization of errors. This course will teach participants how to perform life support techniques including chest compressions, basic airway management, rescue breathing, AED use for defibrillation and more. The course package includes: an online BLS study guide, and a BLS instructional presentation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the general concepts of Basic Life Support for children and adults
  • Have working knowledge of the principles of 1 and 2 rescuer CPR
  • Understand how to perform CPR for adults, children, and infants 
  • Be familiar with basic operation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
  • Be familiar with the algorithms for specific BLS cases
  • Understand basic airway management
  • Understand how to act to relieve choking
Intended Audience

This course is intended for certified nursing assistants and healthcare assistants.


National Health Care Provider Solutions (NHCPS) is the premier online provider of ACLS, PALS, BLS and CPR, AED & First Aid certification and re- certification. All proceeds from the NHCPS support the efforts of the Disque Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission of advancing health care education to the under-served in the US and abroad. With the support of NHCPS, life support training has been made possible to the underserved in areas such as Haiti, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Panama, and the United States.

CE Information

Upon course completion, this course can be submitted as 1.00 CEU towards the 10 CEU requirement for recertification set forth by the AMCA Certification Board.

Click here for a list of additional AMCA Approved CE Courses from Medline University and the corresponding CE credits for each. 

NOTE - This course is for training in basic life support. If you would like to be certified please visit NHPCS and complete your BLS certification test.  Your course completion certificate will include a promotional code and instructions to take the certification exam for FREE!