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AHA BLS Instructor Manual

SKU: 15-1009

Includes essential information and lesson plans that AHA BLS instructors need to teach BLS courses, including the full classroom and the Blended Learning versions




  • Updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR & ECC
  • Replaces the BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructor Manual (product #90-1036) and the BLS for Prehospital Providers Instructor Supplement (product #90-1087)
  • Teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings
  • Classroom-based (instructor and video)

Course content:

  • Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • Describe the importance of early use of an AED and demonstrate its use
  • Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device
  • Describe the importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants


  • 40 lesson plans for the instructor-led course and 40 lesson plans for the Blended Learning course
  • 6 divider page tabs 
  • BLS Instructor CD with the following supplemental information and tools:

Precourse Materials:

  • Equipment List
  • Sample Precourse Letter to Students (Classroom Course)
  • Sample Precourse Letter to Students (HeartCode BLS)
  • Sample BLS Course Agenda
  • Sample HeartCode BLS Agenda

Course Materials:

  • Adult CPR and AED Skills Testing Checklist
  • Skills Testing Critical Skills Descriptors
  • Infant CPR Skills Testing Checklist
  • Skills Testing Critical Skills Descriptors
  • Team Dynamics Diagram
  • Summary of High-Quality CPR Components for BLS Providers
  • BLS Lesson Plans
  • Blended BLS Lesson Plans
  • Life Is Why™ Activity Page



  • 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.375" x 10.875"
  • ISBN: 978-1-1-61669-406-7
  • 3-hole drilled, unbound, shrink-wrapped

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