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New Partnership with Laerdal Provides Basic Life Support Training

Belmont University’s Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing recently announced a new partnership with Laerdal Medical to provide American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) training and certification through the innovative HeartCode BLS program. HeartCode BLS is delivered by HealthStream, the Nashville company that is a leading provider of learning solutions to the healthcare industry. The College is among the first organizations in middle Tennessee to offer the web-based program to the public.
HeartCode BLS is the official, self-directed, comprehensive e-learning program from the AHA that has been designed to improve the quality of CPR training. The program provides students and healthcare professionals with a much more efficient way to gain BLS certification, often saving time and money compared to traditional CPR classes.
Those seeking initial or renewal certification through HeartCode BLS start with a convenient online component that teaches the BLS algorithm and provides realistic adult and infant patient cases that test knowledge of the correct sequence of patient care activities. The online component then gives the student a detailed debriefing of performance and administers a multiple choice exam. Then, program participants arrange an individual appointment at Belmont to demonstrate their CPR skills by using the voice-assisted manikin system that connects to the HeartCode program.
The course is now available. Click here for more information.