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The Basic Life Support (BLS) Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. It is an Instructor-led course where students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students must also complete a written exam at the culmination of the course to receive a BLS CPR certification. The BLS CPR Course is designated for trained healthcare professionals.A separate CPR course is offered by UMass Lowell EMS for laypersons (non-healthcare professionals).
HeartsaverFirst Aidis a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical servicesarrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
This course is a combination of the Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR course and Heart Saver First Aid course. Both courses are also offered separately and can be viewed on the main page. We offer a reduced price for participants that sign up for the combined class.