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Is designed to teach healthcare professionals the essential cognitive and psychomotor skills for resuscitation efforts according to the standards established by the American Heart Association (AHA).

Successful completion is achieved by mastery of selected psychomotor skills and written exam.


  • Discuss the AHA role & identify criteria for BCLS completion.
  • Discuss the anatomy/physiology of the cardio- respiratory system.
  • Identify risk factors of heart disease.
  • Discuss prudent heart living.
  • Discuss the care of the pre-arrest victim.
  • Discuss Cerullo’s Law, automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), and airway adjunct.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest Identify potential complication form Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
  • Distinguish between clinical and biologic death.
  • Identify situations when CPR can be interrupted.
  • Demonstrate proficient psychomotor performance with:
    • Adult one and two person rescuer.
    • Child one-two person rescuer.
    • Infant CPR.
  • Management of foreign body airway obstruction: Adult, Child and Infant.
  • Airway management and ventilation devices.

This course is open to community residents and QHN staff.

TIME: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Queens Hospital Center

To register and for more information, contact the Department of Staff Education at (718) 883-3402.

Course fee: $56.00 -- Community residents and non-QHN providers


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