The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.75 contact hours. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the American Heart Association or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 1.75 Basic CEHs, activity number 16-AMHA-F3-0300.
By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation, will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records maybe be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.
The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
ACPE Credit: 1.75 Contact Hours. Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-16-830-H01-P
After successfully completing both the eLearning and hands-on session of the BLS Course, students should be able to:
Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children and infants
Describe the importance of early use of an AED and demonstrate its use
Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device
Describe the importance of team dynamics in multirescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants