AHA BLS Blended-Learning Skills Session


Are you scheduled for or have curiosities about the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Skills Session with Petrichor Training Solutions? Here are some helpful tips to prepare for skills sessions:

WHAT IS A SKILLS SESSION?

Participants who want to save time in a classroom (and have let their certification lapse) might be interested in the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for the Provider (BLS) HeartCode (blended-learning) course. The BLS skills session is an opportunity to practice and test participant skills with a certified AHA instructor. The blended-learning course is a 2-part process:

  • Part 1 - eLearning and simulation on any internet-connected computer

  • Part 2 - In-person skills practice & testing

Participants who wish to attend a skills session with Petrichor Training Solutions may schedule a session at any time. Participants must complete Part 1 and send us an electronic copy of the certification of completion within 24 hours of the scheduled skills session as proof of completion. We will not travel to your location without this portion completed.

DURING THE SKILLS SESSION

Upon meeting with PTS, we will verify that participants have an overall understanding of the information from the online portion. To help with participant success during the skills session we recommend having an understanding of the skills we will be practicing. Participants can download a review guide here (coming soon).

Remember, during a skills session all participants will have ample time to practice before skills are tested. Participants who desire more practice on ANY of the topics or skills should let your instructor know.

SKILLS PRACTICE AND TESTING

The instructor will work with participants to make sure participants are confident and comfortable performing the following skills for Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED:

  • Chest compressions

  • Pocket-mask ventilations

  • Bag-mask ventilations (BVM)

  • Use of an AED (defibrillator)

Participants will have an opportunity to focus on all skill points before leading into a final “in-hospital” or “pre-hospital” scenario (dependent on workplace). Following the practice time participant skills will be tested by performing the full scenario without coaching or intervention from the instructor. Skills sessions and testing sessions will be repeated for adult, child and infant skills and scenarios.

READY TO GET STARTED?

Should you have any questions along the way feel free to reach out to us so we can help you get started. Here are the steps to get started, schedule a session and further tips:

Step 1 – eLearning (online); Click here to get started on the AHA HeartCode BLS program. The fee for this course is separate from the skills session with PTS.

Step 2 – Schedule a skills session (you can do this now by clicking here); PTS will travel to your location at times and days that work best for you!

Step 3 – Email us an electronic copy of the HeartCode BLS Certificate of Completion to us no later than 24 hours prior to the skills session.

Step 4 – (An informal part) Review the skills you will be tested on. Click here to download our BLS cheat-sheet (coming soon)!

This information is intended to be used as a guide only and does not provide legal advice. Petrichor Training Solutions does not receive or endorse any specific program.

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