AHA BLS For Healthcare Professionals.

BLS is geared towards pre-hospital providers, like EMTs, paramedics, fire fighters, and in-facility hospital providers. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card valid for two (2) years.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Course Options

Northwest Response delivers the BLS on-site. We bring the class to your facility.

Basic Life Support (BLS) is available in two (2) different training methods – Blended Learning and Classroom Training.

All BLS course options teach the same AHA science-based skills, and result in the same AHA BLS Course Completion Card.

What Does This Course Teach?

  • 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 barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation, and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants
Thomas Bliss (left) with unknown K9, and Ashley.
Thomas Bliss (left) with unknown K9, and Ashley.

Captain Thomas E. Bliss is a Licensed USCG Master Mariner & Emergency Medical Responder.

Thomas logs thousands of hours each year in various safety training courses from BT (formerly BST), Emergency Medical Responder, complex SAR (Search and Rescue) training courses, and Fast Rescue Boat OTW operations.

Captain Bliss continues to honorably serve with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary as a COXSWAIN, USCG District 13, and as the USCG AUX Gig Harbor Detachment Leader.

NWR also specializes in on-site First Aid, Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens courses.  NWR provides Respiratory Fit Testing and Certification for thousands of Companies throughout Washington State.

Training Center Allignment

We are proud to be aligned with CPR Seattle, an Authorized American Heart Association Training Center

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Site Requirements & Course Fees

Client Training Site

Class run time will vary with the course you choose; either Blended Learning or In-Classroom (your facility).

Blended Learning runs approximately 2.5 hours, and In-Classroom 4 hours.

Classroom facilities must ensure student comfort, and be spacious enough to accommodate all students, the instructor, and associated training gear.


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