Basic Life Support (BLS)

Important Announcement

Released 01/06/21

The UNMC Center for Continuing Education has resumed limited in-person classes. Following UNMC guidelines, all students, instructors, and staff will be asked to:

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BLS is a nationally recognized program designed by the American Heart Association (AHA) for health care professionals to:

The BLS Provider course is intended for certified and non-certified, licensed or nonlicensed healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician’s assistants, residents or fellows, medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers, and other allied health personnel.

The material will be covered in small group lectures, demonstrations, evaluation of case-based scenarios, and practice.


BLS Manual

AHA BLS Provider Manual
(Product #20-1102)

Prior to the course:

You are expected to review the AHA BLS Provider Manual. 

Additional Information: