American Heart Association, BLS/CPR & FIRST AID

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What is BLS/CPR & First Aid?

The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.


The course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.
This course teaches CPR for adults, children and infants, foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) in adults and infants, effective ventilations using a barrier device and importance of early use of an AED & GT.

About Our BLS/CPR & First Aid course

Medical Institute of Northeast Georgia offers BLS/CPR with the option to also take First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens certification classes at least twice per month. 

  • Please call the school for the next class date. 

  • Classes are normally held on either Friday or Saturday mornings from 9 am-1 pm and cost $55 for a BLS/CPR American Heart Association certification. 

  • First Aid cost $40. All employers in the medical field, want their employees to be certified.

  • Students can also receive certification in Blood Borne Pathogens for $15.

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