Basic Life Support (BLS)               

The BLS course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is authorized as a Training Center for the Basic Life Support Program by the American Heart Association.

Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of early CPR
  • Recall the basic steps of 1 and 2 rescuer CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Explain the importance of early defibrillation
  • Recall the basic steps for use of an AED
  • Recall the basic steps to relieve choking for responsive and unresponsive victims over 1 year of age and for infants
  • Explain the importance of each link in the adult and pediatric Chain of Survival

Course Location & Fees: 

Albert Sherman Center- ICELS (3rd Floor)
55 Lake Ave. North
Worcester, MA  01655

Provider Course - $75
Retraining Course - $55
Instructor Course - $185

The fee includes textbook, continuing education credit, and certification card.

Course Director: 
Jorge Yarzebski
Manager, Critical Care Courses

Confirmation - Registrants will receive confirmation, a BLS Textbook, and directions via US mail. Registrants are welcome to gain further information by calling (508)-856-3041. Please note: If you would like to purchase a pocket mask for future use, please indicate this on the registration form and include an additional $15.00.

To register please visit our website at, for more information, please call 508-856-1671 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm weekdays or email us at

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.

BLS courses are nonrefundable . If you wish to transfer to another class date, you will be charged a $20 transfer fee. This must be done no less than 10 days prior to the original program date. Classes must be paid in full in order to receive a certification card and continuing education credits. A certification card will be awarded on the day of the course to those who complete it successfully and have paid for the course in full.


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