Emergency Medical Services

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers CPR Workshop

Introduction Back to Top

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. Your CPR card will be provided to you after the workshop, and will expire after two years.

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 Back to Top

Course Days/Times: This is a four to five hours course; classes are generally held on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. See below for current schedule.

Location: Classes are held on TMCC's Dandini Campus in the Red Mountain Building, room 404.

Cost: $50 (plus textbook). Pay registration fees via TMCC's Accounting Services office.

Textbook: The BLS for Health Care Provider (2010), Student Workbook may be purchased at the TMCC Bookstore. Students must have textbook prior to attending class.

Cancellations: 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.

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.

Health Care Provider Cards: 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. 

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.

See also: CPR Study Guide

How to Pay

Please note that fees are not paid to the Health Sciences or CPR Training Center Office; you must pay fees prior to class via TMCC's Accounting Services Office.

  • By cash or check: Please visit the TMCC Accounting Services Office (make checks payable to "Board of Regents"). Submit your payment receipt along with your registration form.
  • By credit card: You may send credit card payments via secure fax using the EMS/CPR Credit Card Processing form. TMCC's Accounting Services Office will submit payment receipt to CPR Training Center.

How to Register

Enrollment in the EMS/CPR workshops is contingent upon receipt of the completed workshop registration form and payment of fees. Registration form can be submitted in person or via email, U.S. mail or fax.

2014 CPR Workshops Back to Top

Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on TMCC's Dandini Campus, RDMT 404.

  • 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) Back to Top

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) Back to Top

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