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Basic Life Support Instructor

Heartsaver CPR is designed for individuals who require documentation of successful course completion that includes both a written evaluation and a skills evaluation. The course can be formatted to include adult or pediatric skills modules or both.

Course Length (depending on modules):
3 - 6 hours

Course covers .

§   Adult CPR

§   Child CPR

§   Infant CPR

§   Relief of airway obstruction

§   Use of barrier devices for ventilations

The BLS Instructor Course is designed to develop proficiency in teaching a BLS provider course.  The BLS instructor course will introduce the instructor candidate to adult teaching theory including a case based method of teaching.

Participants who complete the class will receive an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support instructor card.  The card is valid for a two-year period.  Participants will also receive documentation of appropriate continuing medical education credit.  This course is approved for Nursing, Pharmacy, and EMS credit.    

Course Length:

Provider course- Two days (12 to 16 hours)




Course objectives:

I. How to make effective presentations of BLS information and materials.

II. How to function as the leader and participant in all components of a BLS provider course.

III. Know how to set up and use educational presentation tools including

·35-mm slide projectors

Computer-based video projectors

·Overhead transparency projectors

·Posters and flip charts

·Single-sheet handouts  

IV.  How to create, present, and lead the teaching modules:

·Case-based scenarios

·Case discussion

·Skills instruction and evaluation

·Practice stations

·Remediation stations

·Written annotated examination  

V.  Understand the educational philosophy of the BLS program


 CAMC Life Support Training Center - 501 Morris Street, 5 East - CAMC General Hospital
 Charleston, WV 25301
 (304) 388-1856 Phone |  (304) 388-1858 FAX  |

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