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BLS Provider Manual

Our full ECC guideline based provider manuals are available as part of Study Prep by ACLS Medical Training. The best way to learn and prepare for your certification online.

Your provider manual will be available to you as a digital download in the course, under Course Materials.

ACLS Certification Manual

At ACLS Medical Training, we strive to have the highest quality BLS certification curriculum.

How to Use Our BLS Study Materials

The Experienced Provider

You may already be an experienced BLS provider and are simply seeking to renew your certification. If so, we suggest that you start by reviewing the guideline changes to the BLS manual made in this latest edition.

The First Time Student

If you are a first time student of BLS, we strongly recommend that you review the BLS provider manual carefully. Since any part of the study guide may be on the exam, you should feel confident with the material before you attempt the BLS certification examination.

A Provider with a Lapsed Certification

If it has been more than two years since you had BLS certification, the best place to start is with the most recent guideline changes to the BLS provider manual. You might be surprised at some of the changes (e.g., It is now C-A-B, not A-B-C!). Then you may go through the rest of the BLS manual to refresh your memory and look for areas that you may not remember from your previous BLS renewals.

The BLS Study Guide Table of Contents

  • General Concepts of Basic Life Support
    • Initiating the Chain of Survival
    • BLS Guidelines Changes
  • BLS for Adults
    • One-Rescuer Adult BLS
    • One-Rescuer CPR
    • Two-Rescuer Adult BLS/CPR
    • Adult Mouth-to-Mask Ventilation
    • Compression-Only CPR
    • Adult Bag-Mask Ventilation in Two-Rescuer CPR
  • BLS for Children (Age 1 to Puberty)
    • One-Rescuer BLS for Children
    • Two-Rescuer BLS for Children
    • Child Ventilation
  • BLS for Infants (0 to 12 months old)
    • BLS for Infants
  • Critical Concepts in BLS
    • Rescue Breathing
    • CPR with an Advanced Airway
    • Ventilation
    • Infant Mouth-to-Mouth or Mouth-to-Nose
    • Adult and Older Children Mouth-to-Mouth
    • Automated External Defibrillator Use
  • Relief of Choking
    • Choking in an Adult or Child Older than One Year
    • Abdominal Thrusts (Heimlich Maneuver)
    • Choking in Infants (Less than one year old)
  • Respiratory Arrest By Opioids – Bystander Use of Naloxone 24