University Emergency Medicine Student Association

“Preparing Tomorrow’s Heroes”

American Heart Association CPR 
BLS for Healthcare Providers

Spring 2020 Classes:

Dates coming soon! 
Please follow our Facebook page to be notified when class dates are posted.
This 4-hour course is for students, laypersons, and healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. 

This 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 per the latest 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

In the classroom, students will participate in simulated hands-on clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students will also complete a final written exam and hands-on practical exam to demonstrate their knowledge.

This AHA course is considered the premiere CPR course because it is the most recognized and most sought after by persons in the medical field.

Certification cards are valid for two years.

Practical Skills:

  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway (basic introduction)

Materials and Dress Code:

All materials necessary to complete the course are provided to the student.

Please wear comfortable clothing such as athletic or workout gear. Practice and test-out of skills involves kneeling on the carpet floor and performing chest compressions on simulation manikins. 


  • $30 per student, individual

  • $25 per student, as part of a student organization's group event. Please email us to discuss details.


Resignation will open right here when the class dates have been posted. Stay tuned to our Facebook page to be notified when!

AHA Mandatory Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.