The ASO Basic Life Support Program at UCR, is the only organization at UCR that specializes in instructing Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association. Our lead instructors are dedicated to providing quality education on how to take action in an emergency situation.
Our curriculum consists of: adult and pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), rescue breathing, choking relief, advanced airway, and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). In class, you will be faced with scenarios and hands-on demonstrations to ensure that you leave class prepared to save a life.
This specific American Heart Association (AHA) license is required to participate in many healthcare-related volunteer opportunities and occupations. This is the standard certification that every healthcare provider must have, whether you are a volunteer at a hospital, a nurse, or an EMT. Many graduate programs, like physical therapy, dental, and nursing schools, require all students to have an updated BLS Provider card. However, this license is not just limited to the health field: volunteer opportunities such as summer camps, churches, and lifeguarding require this certifiable skill. In addition, many of our enrollees are pre-health UCR students eager to simply learn more about emergency medicine and gain skills that may potentially save someone’s life.