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ALH 106 - Basic Life Support

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

This course in Basic Life Support (BLS)for Health Care Providers includes background information about heart disease, risk factors, prudent heart living and heart and lung function. One- and two-rescuer adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), foreign body airway obstruction management, and pediatric resuscitation are also taught. Students receive certification from the American Heart Association. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. List background information on cardio-respiratory anatomy and physiology under normal dysfunction periods.
  2. Identify principles of primary prevention for cardiovascular disease including risk factors and prudent heart living.
  3. Explain secondary prevention principles including and recognizing signs of heart attack and actions for survival.
  4. Demonstrate the following skills according to the AHA guidelines: (a) Adult one-and two rescuer CPR (b) Bag-mask and mouth-to-mask ventilation (c) Adult foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO) management (d) Use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) (e) Infant one-rescuer CPR (f) Infant FBAO management (g) Child one-rescuer CPR (h) Child FBAO.
  5. Demonstrate competency by scoring a minimum of 84% in written evaluations.
  6. Achieve certification in BLS for Healthcare Providers from the AHA.
Listed Topics
  1. Adult BLS
  2. Health and lung structure and function
  3. Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
  4. Technical aspects of one-rescuer CPR
  5. Adult FBAO management
  6. Adult two-rescuer CPR
  7. Barrier devices/cricoid pressure/special techniques
  8. AED
  9. Pediatric BLS
  10. Prevention of respiratory and cardiac arrest in infants and children
Reference Materials
BLS for Healthcare Providers by the AHA.
Disposable adult and infant facemasks.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 05/15/2014

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