AH-105: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

Health & Human Services
Allied Health
Academic Level
Course Subject
Allied Health
Course Number
Course Title
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
10.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
10.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Designed for individuals working in healthcare or for health career and nursing students preparing for their clinical assignments. Course introduces the theory and skills of CPR for victims of all ages. Features ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, supplemental oxygen, use of automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. Upon successful completion of the course, including both written and skills testing, the student receives an American Heart Association healthcare provider card (valid for two years).

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Adult CPR
  2. Foreign body obstruction
  3. Infant/Child CPR
  4. Automated External Defibrillation
  5. Safety and special situations
  6. Risk factors for heart disease and stroke
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. State the importance of timely CPR
  2. Demonstrate one rescuer adult CPR on a manikin
  3. Demonstrate two-rescuer adult CPR on a manikin
  4. Demonstrate the use of an AED Unit.
  5. Recognize the signs and symptoms of foreign body obstruction
  6. Demonstrate infant and pediatric CPR in a respiratory and /or cardiac arrest

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Student learning will be assessed with the use of written exams and practical exams

General Course Requirements and Recommendations

Instructors (or their designees) reserve the right to require students to provide picture identification for test taking, graded papers or projects or other appropriate purposes.


Required: American Heart Association, BLS for Healthcare Providers, Channing L. Bete Co., most current edition is essential.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Current American Heart Association, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers card.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2019
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date