Basic Life Support (BLS)

Learn BLS online, anywhere, anytime! Created by physicians and adheres to the latest ILCOR Standards and Guidelines
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At the completion of this course the participant will be familiar with basic life support techniques used in response to common emergencies.
Learn how to deliver high quality chest compressions, provide basic airway management, rescue breathing, and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
You will be familiar with course content that complies with ILCOR BLS guidelines and be prepared to take an exam for BLS certification.
Become familiar with basic life support techniques used in response to common emergencies.


  • No previous training or special materials are required


      Knowing the process of Basic Life Support (BLS) is critical in responding to life-threatening emergencies. The newest BLS course guidelines focus on doing several tasks simultaneously with a group process that promotes efficiency and minimization of errors. 

      This course will teach participants how to perform life support techniques including chest compressions, basic airway management, rescue breathing, AED use for defibrillation and more. 

      The course package includes: 

      - An online BLS study guide 

      - A BLS instructional presentation 

      NOTE - This course is for training in basic life support.  

Who this course is for:

  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Medical Students
  • Nursing and Allied Health Students
  • Emergency Responders
  • Anyone who wants to be prepared to save a life


Save a Life Certifications by NHCPS
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Provided by Save a Life Certifications by NHCPS, Save a Life Certifications is the premier online provider of online medical certification and recertification. Save a Life provides certification in crucial medical training, such as advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), basic life support (BLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), automated external defibrillator (AED), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.

All proceeds from Save a Life Certifications by NHCPS support the efforts of the Disque Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission of advancing healthcare education for the underserved worldwide. This funding provides much-needed life support training in areas such as Haiti, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Panama, and the United States.

In conjunction with Udemy, Save a Life Certifications by NHCPS has produced a series of courses on crucial medical training. In keeping with its mission of providing vital medical support to those in under-served areas, these courses are now available to anyone anywhere, online, and free of charge.

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