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BLS Renewal (August 17) Building 2002

Photo: CPR training – overlapped hands on chest of training dummy



Changes to classes

The American Heart Association has approved an extension of the recognition of an AHA Provider Card beyond its renewal date, for up to 60 days, based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat. To align with this AHA recommendation, Ballad Health has made the decision to suspend all AHA courses for the next 60 days. This includes BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP courses.

The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR) Course is designed to train participants to save lives of victims in cardiac arrest through high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) both in-and out-of-hospital settings.

Concepts covered include:

  • Chain of Survival
  • Adult, child and infant CPR utilizing the C-A-B sequence
  • Use of a Bag-Valve-Mask device
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Relief of Choking

Who is this course for?

This course is intended for all persons who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in- and out-of hospital settings.

Course details

Full Course is 4 1/2 hours and requires the Basic Life Support Provider Manual. BLS Renewal Class is 3 hours and requires a current BLS card and the Basic Life Support Provider Manual. The BLS renewal course is for experienced BLS providers that are able to independently demonstrate the proper knowledge and skills required by the American Heart Association. This is a fast paced class and will require the participants to read the BLS Manual prior to class.

Exam: Skills covering BLS performance, including adult, child, infant, and use of an AED. Written score of 84% on multiple choice test.

Costs for full class / renewal

Healthcare provider full class

  • $80 if you need book; $68 if you already have your book
  • EMS $20 Book / $8 card

Healthcare provider renewal class

  • $80 if you need book; $68 if you already have your book
  • EMS $20 Book / $8 card

To learn more and sign up

For more information call (423) 431-7147 or email


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.


Seating is limited to 14 spots.