BLS –Basic Life Support

The goal of this activity in intended to provide instructional material to physicians and other healthcare professionals to guide them in how to complete basic life-saving skills. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to analyze a cardiac medical emergency and implement basic life-saving skills to increase victims' chance of survival.  

Please note: some organizations require your BLS certification to be completed in person. Please check with your hospital or organization to confirm that this online course is eligible to renew your BLS certification.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians and other healthcare professionals who may need to recognize and treat patients suffering from several life-threatening emergencies.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and apply basic life-saving skills in a cardiac emergency to increase victim survival. 

  • Initiation of chain of survival 

  • Describe BLS algorithms for Adults, Children, and Infants. 

  • Describe importance of early recognition and intervention of ventilation and AED use 

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  • Identifying and treating opioid overdose 

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Andrew Prolux, MD - Author

Susanne J. Danis, APRN-C, CDE - Reviewer

Raghavendra Kulkarni, MD - Reviewer

Cyrus Yau, MD - Editor

TeamHealth Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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This course is offered through medtigo. 

To take this course you will be redirected to medtigo's website. You must login or create an account with medtigo in order to complete this activity. 

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