BLS for Healthcare Professionals

This course is designed to teach healthcare professionals how to perform high-quality CPR individually or as part of a team. BLS (Basic Life Support) skills are applicable to any healthcare setting. This course will enable participants to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) based on the AHA (American Heart Association) guidelines. This is a hands on learning program to maximize learning for participants.

Course Content

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

This half-day course is $40.00 which includes the BLS Provider Manual (contains BLS reference card) and BLS certification card that is valid for 2 years.


Saturday, July 18th, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (registration closed)
Saturday, October 24th, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

*The BLS for Healthcare Professionals course is for healthcare professionals only.

All courses will be held at FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport, IL, lower level in the Globe/Deaconess Room.

Please register under your own name. If you're registering for someone else, or a group of people, please email us at with details of who will be attending the course.

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