BLS for health care providers

Please Contact the Resus Council of South Africa or visit their webpage for more detail

The BLS for Healthcare Providers is intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

These healthcare providers may include (but are not limited to):

  • Paramedics
  • Medical Technicians
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • Doctor’s assistants
  • Registrars
  • Interns
  • Medical and Nursing Students in training
  • Medical and Nursing Assistants
  • Other Allied Health Personnel

The course is also designed for anyone who is required to take a Healthcare Provider Course for employment. The course is a prerequisite for advanced courses in resuscitation, including:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Advanced Neonatal Life Support (ANLS)
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
  • BLS Instructor Course

and is an entry requirement for certain post-graduate examinations offered by the CMSA (eg. DipPEC (SA)).

Teaches the skills of CPR and choking for victims of all ages, including ventilation with barrier devices, pocket masks, bag-valve- mask devices with supplemental oxygen, and the use of Automated External Defibrillators. BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual is provided to each participant for review before, during and after the course, participants will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in CPR and AED use, and obtain a score of at least 84% in the final written evaluation.

The course is CPD accredited by the HPCSA for 15 CEUs

Contact the Resus Council of South Africa or visit their website