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Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Course Options:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) = $65.00 (includes digital book)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) = $125.00 (includes digital book)

Upcoming Basic Life Support (BLS) Course Schedule:

  • June 6, 2017 from 9am - 4pm
  • June 15, 2017 from 9am - 4pm

Upcoming Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course Schedule:

  • TBA

Location:  All classes will be held at the St. David’s School of Nursing in Round Rock at 1555 University Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78665 in the Nursing Building, room #118.

Cancellations and Refunds:  Cancellations received in writing at least five (5) business days before the course start date will receive a full refund.  Cancellations received within five (5) days of the course start date will receive a 50% refund of the amount paid.

Primary Contact:  Dr. Chris McClanahan


Basic Life Support (BLS) training reinforces healthcare professionals' understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.  The BLS Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics.
Course content includes:
·         High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
·         The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
·         Use of an AED
·         Effective ventilations using a barrier device
·         Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
·         Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced course highlighting the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).
Course content includes:
·         Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
·         Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
·         Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
·         Airway management
·         Related pharmacology
·         Management of ACS and stroke
·         Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team


Information and Assistance

For any questions related to the content of the courses, please contact Dr. Chris McClanahan

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application or registration processes, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning