Emergency Medical Services

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers CPR Workshop


The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers CPR Workshop course teaches CPR skills to be used on victims of all ages, the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and the relief of a foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). This course also includes instruction on ventilation with a barrier device, and a bag-valve-mask device.

Health Care Provider is designed for those who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in and out of hospital settings. These healthcare providers may include (but are not limited to) physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, residents or fellows, medical or nursing assistants or students in training, aides, and other allied health personnel.

The course is a prerequisite for American Heart Association courses such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and BLS instructor courses. It is also a prerequisite for entrance into the Health Sciences programs at TMCC, as well as entrance into any clinical setting.

Course Information

Course time: This is a four to five hours course; all participants who complete the course and pass the written exam will receive a BLS for Health Care Providers Course completion card (credential), which is good for a two year period.

Course Cost: $50 plus textbook. Textbooks can be purchased in the TMCC Bookstore. Students must have textbook prior to attending class.

No Refund Policy: No refunds will be issued (unless the campus is officially closed due to weather). If you have to miss the class, you may reschedule; two reschedules are allowed.

Cancellation: In rare cases, classes may be cancelled due to very low enrollment or weather conditions. If this occurs, students will be notified and will have the option of attending another class or request a refund withing two weeks of cancellation.

Workshop Workbook: The BLS for Health Care Provider (2010), Student Workbook may be purchased at the TMCC bookstore

Health Care Provider cards will be issued: This course includes CPR for the health care provider, including physicians, RNs, CNAs, EMTs, RTs, and other health occupations not listed. Your CPR card will be provided to you after the workshop, and will expire after two years.

Other Information: Please wear appropriate clothing for performing CPR skills (bending over and working on the carpet). Note that workshops are taught in English; if you require special assistance due to learning disabilities or language barriers please notify us at time of registration.

Instruction for Registration

See also: CPR Study Guide

2014 CPR Workshops

  • January 11 and 18
  • February 8 and 22
  • March 1 and 8
  • April 5 and 12
  • May 3 and 10
  • June 7 and 14
  • July 12 and 19
  • August 2 and 9
  • September 13 and 20
  • October 4 and 11
  • November 1 and 8
  • December 6 and 13

2014 CPR Instructor Workshops

  • March 22
  • October 18

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

TMCC's Disability Resource Center handles all accommodation requests for students in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To inquire about TMCC's ADA and Section 504 policies, procedures, and/or to request an accommodation, please contact the Disability Resource Center.

American Heart Association (AHA)

The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Its use in an instructional course does not represent sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the AHA.

How to Contact Us:
Basic Life Support (CPR) Training Center
5190 Spectrum Blvd., Reno, NV 89512
775-789-5432 or contact Kerry Swinney