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Class Information for Basic Life Support (BLS) Renewal Training (Bldg 10 Staff Only)


This course is AHA Basic Life Support Renewal Course. Previously "Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Renewal." This course is for those that have taken Basic Life Support previously. Successful completion of the course indicates passing both a written and practical skills test. Please note: Digital e-cards will be issued for this class within 7 BUSINESS DAYS of the conclusion of the class. Students will receive an email from ecards@heart.org to claim their card. This inivitation will be sent to the e-mail address the student entered on the physical roster/ sign-in sheet at the class. Occasionally, the NIH firewall will kick this email to a student's junk/ spam box. Remember to check the email put on the roster, junk, and spam on a regular basis. Another way students can look for their ecard, without having received the email from ecards@heart.org is to visit https://ecards.heart.org/student/myecards. Enter your name and email address provided on the roster to see if your card comes up. CPR is a physically demanding skill. Be prepared to perform CPR on the classroom floor. Dress accordingly in comfortable attire. If you require glasses to read or see at a distance, please bring those with you to class. Late Policy: Each class session begins promptly at the stated start time. As the AHA requires that all students are present for the entirety of the course in order to received the course completion card, late admittance and/or early dismissal, is not permitted once the classroom door is closed. Students are encouraged to arrive early for class. Weather related information for BUILDING 10 CLASSES ONLY: If the government for the Washington DC area is closed, class will be cancelled and you will need to reschedule. If the federal government is on a delay status, class will be held as scheduled and will begin on-time. OPM communicates delays and closings. You can go to this website for additional information: http://www.opm.gov (This does not apply to appropriations related govt. closures.)

Contact Hours


Special Comments

FOR BUILDING 10 CLASSES ONLY: This class format has been modified to support the COVID-19 guidance set forth by NIH Leadership. Prior to attending participants will be expected to view the videos online and complete the exam. You will receive an email from the course coordinator about 2 weeks prior to class outlining instructions to complete these activities and providing a time for your skills session.

Target Audience

All Clinicians (federal employees and contractors) and Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers working in Building 10, NIH Clinical Center. If you are unsure if you may take this course, please contact the Course Coordinator prior to registering.

Course Objectives

•High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants •The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components •Important early use of an AED •Effective ventilations using a Bag-Valve Mask Device •Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR •Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants


Students must watch the BLS-Renewal videos on the AHA website and take the exam via the Nursing Department LMS Absorb System. After registration AND about 2 weeks prior to your scheduled session, you will receive an email from the course coordinator with directions on viewing the videos and completion of the exam. The email will also contain a time for you to report for the skills session.

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