Basic Life Support

For Professionals

Health care provider-level training

MEDIC FIRST AID Basic Life Support for Professionals (BLSPRO) is designed for individuals expected or required to perform pre-hospital basic life support.


BLSPRO introduces a new approach to learning, using an integrated management style of care instead of the standard step-by-step approach for professional-level BLS/CPR responders.


Our unique Talk-Through Scenarios facilitate learning and retention through small group practice. With an emphasis on working in teams, the BLSPRO program covers adult, child, and infant skills for both individual responders and emergency teams. It is designed to meet national and state CPR training requirements for EMS and healthcare responders.



Intended Audience
  • Firefighters
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Lifeguards
  • First Responders
  • EMTs
  • Paramedics
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Other Health Care Providers

Class Configurations

  • Max Student Instructor Ratio: 12:1
  • Max Student to Manikin Ratio: 6:1
  • Max Class Size: 24 (with 2 instructors)

Student Materials

Student Reference Text
Successful Completion Pack including:

  • Student Guide
  • Wallet Skill Guide
  • Completion Certificate
  • Successful Completion Card
  • Course Evaluation

Hands-on Skill Practice

Students will practice essential skills in small group practices and will also apply those skills in scenario-based practices.

Recommended Time to Complete

Initial Training 6-8 hours
Retraining 3-4 hours
Challenge 1-2 hours


Course Segments
  • The Circles of Care Concept
  • Initial Assessment
  • SETUP (Scene Assessment)
  • Assessing Airway, Breathing, and Circulation
  • Airway Opening Techniques
  • Clearing and Protecting the Airway
  • Suctioning
  • Ventilation Techniques
  • Using Barrier Devices
  • Bag-Valve-Mask
  • Cricoid Pressure
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
  • Chest Compressions
  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 

Optional Course Segments

  • Control of Bleeding
  • Managing Shock

Recognized certification period

  • Up to 2 years

Evaluation Method

Students are evaluated through instructor observation of the reasonable performance of skills, as well as achievement of minimum scores on randomly selected Performance Evaluations and a Written evaluation.

Combine with

  • MEDIC FIRST AID Emergency Care
  • MEDIC FIRST AID Emergency Oxygen
  • MEDIC FIRST AID Pediatric Defibrillation Pads Add-on Segment


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