Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) - Fall 2020

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Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) - Fall 2020


The Healthcare Provider BLS course is designed for health care professionals who wish to perform the skills of basic life support, which includes knowledge of the AHA Chain of Survival; one and two man CPR for the adult, child and infant, response to choking (both conscious and unconscious) in the adult, child, and infant; airway management techniques; and use of the AED. Successful completion includes passing written exam (score 84 and above) at the start of class and skills testing throughout.

Multiple Dates to Chose From!

Pick the ONE that best fits your schedule.
In-person classes offered in the morning, afternoon, and evenings!

Also available BLS Online + In-person Option: Part 1 Online on your own + Part 2 Testing In-person at MAHEC >course catalog >BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1
Online course takes approximately 1-2 hours.
Fee: $28.50, payable to AHA
Print your certificate of completion.

Call Ronnie Metcalf at 828-257-4478 to schedule an appointment
Fee: $30.00 Payable by credit card, cash or check made payable
Fee waived for MAHEC employees
Bring your certificate of completion to your appointment.

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.

Target Audience

RN, LPN, CNA, CMA, MD/DO, Dental Staff, Pharmacists, EMT/EMS/Paramedic, and all other health care providers.


  • Name the links in the American Heart Association (AHA) adult Chain of Survival and state the importance of each link
  • Name the major science updates in the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • State and demonstrate the basic steps of CPR for adults
  • Demonstrate how to perform 2-rescuer team CPR
  • Demonstrate the use of an AED
  • Discuss and demonstrate the basic steps of CPR for children and infants
  • Demonstrate how to relieve choking in responsive and unresponsive victims 1 year of age and older


  • Ronnie C. Metcalf, RN-BC, EdD, ONC


BLS - Fall 2020
12/28 12:00 PM–12:00 PM

Morning Sessions

BLS - September 10th Session - Morning - MAHEC Employees only
9/10 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
BLS - October 8th Session - Morning- MAHEC Employees only
10/8 8:00 AM–10:30 AM

Afternoon Sessions

BLS - November 23th Session - Afternoon- MAHEC Employees only
11/23 1:00 PM–3:30 PM
BLS - December 28th Session - Afternoon- MAHEC Employees only
12/28 1:00 PM–3:30 PM

Evening Sessions

Canceled BLS - August 20th Session - Evening - Canceled
8/20 5:00 PM–7:30 PM
BLS - October 15th Session - Evening- MAHEC Employees only
10/15 5:00 PM–7:30 PM


.300 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.3 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

2.500 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 2.5 Contact Hours.

2.500 Nursing Contact Hours

2.5 Nursing Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-1786 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

2.500 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Accreditation: The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


FREE MAHEC Employee - Free, but must register to attend
Applies 4/2/20–12/28/20
Register Brochure / Registration Form