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Sacred Heart Offers American Heart Association Basic Life Support Initial Classes
Posted: 3/7/2017

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (Mar. 7, 2017) – Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is offering BLS Instructor-Led Training to the community. American Heart Association Basic Life Support, Healthcare Provider Initial courses will be held March through September.

Basic Life Support training reinforces healthcare professionals' understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.

The BLS Instructor-Led Training Course teaches participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

BLS Class Dates and times:

  • Saturday, Mar. 18 from 9:00am to 1:00pm (enrollment closes Mar. 16)
  • Saturday, May 20 from 9:00am to 1:00pm (enrollment closes May 18)
  • Saturday, July 22 from 9:00am to 1:00pm (enrollment closes July 20)
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9:00am to 1:00pm (enrollment closes Sept. 21)


Classes will be held at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast, Suite 1, Education Building. Cost is $50 per person.

For Questions about course content: Contact Brett Flynn, Training Instructor, 850-278-3288, Brett.Flynn@shhpens.org.

For Enrollment: Contact Terri Imfeld, 850-278-3019, timfeld@shhpens.org.

About Sacred Heart Health System
On the Gulf Coast, Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Florida, and Providence based in Mobile, Alabama, are part of Ascension. Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Sacred Heart Health System, visit www.sacred-heart.org.

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