BLS for Healthcare Providers

Course Description.

Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives. The course is designed for healthcare providers and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings or by those in a healthcare training program.

Who Should Do this Course?

This course covers a range of pre-hospital and in-hospital lifesaving interventions. It covers international guidelines and recommendations on Choking and CPR for Adults, Children and Infants including the use of a Bag Valve Mask and an Automated External Defibrillator.

Perfect for a wide variety of medical professionals including Doctors, Dentists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Paramedics, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Radiographers, Clinical Technologists, Midwives, Optometrists and other allied health personnel.

Public Safety officials and other First-Responders such as Lifeguards, Police Officers and Firefighters will also benefit from this course.

Training Material.

Each participant will receive a BLS for Healthcare Providers Manual. The participant will be required to complete written and practical assessments with a pass rate of at least 85%.

Learner Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites, but is more suitable for candidates in Health Care environment. Participants should have carefully read through the manual prior to the day of training. The BLS is a prerequisite for the AHA Advance Life Support Course.


This course earns 11 CPD points. Continuing Professional Development points are according to the Health Professionals Council of South Africa or Allied Health Professionals Council of South Africa.


Discovery Vitality members earn 1000 Dicovery miles by completing the course points.


Wear suitable clothing during the course due to the practical sessions incorporated.
Track suits or jeans work well.

29 September 2021

CPR for Everyone

Umbono Training Facility, 101 York Centre, Cnr York & CJ Langenhoven Street, George, Western Cape

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