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The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking. Students will do hands-on practice of one-person and two-person rescue CPR for adults, children, and infants. At the end of the class, students will take a hands-on skills tests, and a written test. Upon successful completion, this class will award students an American Heart Association BLS certification card valid for 2 years.
The Berkeley Medical Reserve Corps offers high quality, low cost CPR classes to UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff. Because of the importance of immediate care in treating heart attacks and in relieving choking, we believe that large scale instruction of the campus community is vital to improving response to these medical emergencies. Classes are taught by volunteer, certified CPR instructors.
This certification is your first step in becoming an EMT, and will also allow you to start volunteering with RockMed at local events.
-Previous medical experience is not required.
-Each student is required by the American Heart Association to bring their own copy of the "BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual." It will be used during the class, and will act as a reference afterwards. Students without the workbook will not be allowed to take the class.
-Workbooks are available online from many sources. Be sure to get the 2015 edition of the "BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual" and NOT the Heartsaver Version. Alternatively, the eBook is also a convenient option.
- Dress comfortably and make sure to eat beforehand as we may not break for food. The class is designed to take about 5 hours.
-The $35 fee includes a non-refundable $10 deposit, which will not be reimbursed upon cancelation.