Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (BLS/CPR)

Learn how to recognize and react in emergencies.

The Palmetto Health-USC School of Medicine Simulation Center offers weekly Basic Life Support (BLS) and American Heart Association (AHA) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) courses to all Palmetto Health employees and to the general public.

For more information or to register please call 803-296-CARE (2273).


Basic Life Support (BLS)

Basic Life Support (BLS) trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions to adults, children, and infants, and deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.

In the instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS-certified instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. A written exam is also administered.

This 4-hour course is free to all Palmetto Health team members. For non-team members, the cost is $80 and includes a course manual and completion card.


Heartsaver® First Aid

Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock, and other first aid emergencies. The course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

This 4-hour course is free to all Palmetto Health team members. For non-team members, the cost is $55 and includes a course manual and completion card.


Heartsaver® CPR AED

Heartsaver® CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult, child and infant CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking. This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

This 4-hour course is free to all Palmetto Health team members. For non-team members, the cost is $55 and includes a course manual and completion card.

 

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