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BLS Hands-On Session


Many things that happen daily have the potential to injure someone seriously or even lead them to stop breathing. As long as you have Basic Life Support (BLS) training, you will know exactly what to do to save a life.

The BLS Skills Session allows you to practice and test the critical hands-on skills for resuscitating unresponsive patients or administering urgent treatment.

At Prime Medical Training, we tailor each curriculum and give students enough time in their BLS classes. Our courses are engaging and productive, and we make sure that no learner is left behind.










What's Covered in This BLS HeartCode Course?

Basic life support skills are far from simple. They are the cornerstones of emergency cardiac treatment. During the BLS HeartCode course, the instructor will help ensure that you are capable of accomplishing the following tasks:

  • Chest Compressions
  • Bag-mask ventilation
  • Pocket-mask ventilations
  • Use of the AED (defibrillator)

What To Expect From Your BLS Hands-On Session

Students will be assessed on their Adult and Infant BLS competencies during the BLS hands-on session, although they will have the chance to practice before being tested. In addition, students will take part in a 10-minute High-Performance Team Activity, which is not a test.

What Do I Need To Do To Complete the BLS HeartCode Course?

Students will first attend an American Heart Association (AHA) online course in which they will watch videos, participate in scenarios, and complete a written exam. After that, you'll visit a training Center to practice your Adult and Infant CPR skills and get answers to your questions. Following that, you'll be put to the test on those skills.

BLS HeartCode Tests & Certificates

A BLS certification is required for healthcare professionals. Additionally, if you're interested in pursuing any of those qualifications, you'll certainly need BLS training first. Several licensing authorities and employers require BLS certification. Some non-healthcare workers who are employed in a healthcare facility may also be obliged to take a BLS course.


BLS HeartCodes is part 1 of 2 to complete the AHA's online blended learning option. It's a combination of video and esimulations which can be done on the student's own time and pace.

Blended learning means that part of the class is done online and part is done in person. The AHA blended learning courses offer all the cognitive portion of the class online, and then the student practices and demonstrates their skills during a hands-on session.

Generally, BLS Provider is for anyone going into or already working in the healthcare field. However, anyone can take a BLS class. The BLS HeartCode is an option for those people who prefer the convenience of doing the majority of their training online at their own pace.

Times vary by person, but the AHA says the online course will take on average 90-100 minutes.

Depending on class size and the instructor, it will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Students will need to complete the online BLS HeartCode course. After completion, they will receive a certificate that they can present to the instructor performing the hands-on session.

No, the BLS Provider certification you receive will be the exact same as if you had gone through an Instructor-Led course.

Student will be tested on your Adult and Infant BLS skills, but will have an opportunity to practice before being tested. Students also will participate in a 10 minute scenario called High Performance Team Activity (this is not a test).

No, the written test is taken online before coming to the BLS hands-on session.

No, the hands-on session is sold separately. The AHA does not set or control the pricing set by each individual training center.

BLS is a course that clinical practitioners need to complete. In a classroom setting, this will take roughly 4 hours. On the other hand, HeartCode BLS is a blended course for clinical workers who are too busy to complete an entire 4-hour session. It is divided into two sections: an online segment and a skills session.

The duration of the online course varies depending on the individual, but the AHA estimates that it will take 90-100 minutes on average. On the other hand, the skills session will last about 60 minutes, depending on the size of the class and the instructor.

Heartcode BLS course sessions are available at Prime Medical Training's offices, and they can travel to students' locations. Prime Medical Training has AHA CPR & ACLS Training Center situated in Johnson City, TN, Knoxville, TN, Memphis, TN, Asheville, NC, and nearby areas.

Even though BLS skills are commonly classified as first aid, the two are not the same. A BLS certification does not cover first aid for minor injuries or non-life-threatening situations.