The CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Classes at Children’s of Alabama follow the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Course Guidelines. There are two (2) types of courses offered coordinated by the Nursing Professional Development Department.
Click here to see a calendar of course dates and times
The American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Provider classes offered by Nursing Professional Development uses the HeartCode BLS Healthcare Provider program approved by AHA.
HeartCode BLS Online Portion – is an interactive computer module with patient case scenarios, mini games, test, evaluation and course completion certificate. It takes 60 – 90 minutes to complete.
HeartCode BLS Hands-on Session – incorporates practice while watching videos, hands on AED training, Team Dynamics along with skills testing of 1 & 2 rescuer CPR on adults and infants by a BLS Instructor. The session takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. View the calendar link above for dates and times.
The AHA BLS Provider Card is issued when all parts are completed. Effective in 2018 all provider cards will be available electronically.
The following link will take you to the BLS Registration Form. Once it is completed and submitted an email will be sent to confirm submission.
The American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructor course is offered the third month of each quarter. It is open to everyone that meets the AHA guidelines to be a BLS Instructor.
Pre-registration is required by submitting the following links below:
There is a $185 fee for NON- COA Personnel
Your completed forms, copy of your BLS card and fee (if applicable) should be submitted to Nursing Professional Development (4th floor Bradley Learning Center)
Click here to see the calendar of course dates and times.
Within 21 days of the course an email will be sent as notification of the pre-course on-line module, “Instructor Essentials” being available for completion. The completion certificate must be submitted on the day the course is attended.
Prospective instructors will need to pick up materials needed in Nursing Professional Development.
Instructor status has to be renewed every 2 years per American Heart Association guidelines. An instructor may renew their status by meeting all of the following crtiteria.
Your completed paperwork should be submitted to Elsie Anwah, in the Nursing Professional Development Department. The instructor card will be issued the month of your renewal.
Elsie Anwah, RN, MSN
Nursing Professional Development
Nursing Professional Development, 205-638-9127, firstname.lastname@example.org