Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support

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Carilion Clinic provides comprehensive BLS classes, which are scheduled periodically throughout the year. For information on the class schedule, class attendance process and costs, or to register for a class, please call the Life Support Institute at 540-224-6718 or 888-981-7305.

BLS Students - Precourse Information

To prepare for BLS, you should read the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers student manual. The books can be purchased through Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482. A book is included in the course price. No practice test is required before attending your class.

Class Day Details

The class is approximately three-and-a-half hours long and allows participants the opportunity to see the skills demonstrated via a video and then the opportunity to practice those skills using different scenarios. The class ends with the students taking the written exam.

All BLS classes start promptly on time, per American Heart Association guidelines. Students who arrive late will be asked to reschedule.