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Iowa Western Community College

CPR for Healthcare Provider

The purpose of this course is to instruct participants in emergency measures which may save the life of a person who has suffered a cardiac arrest or obstructed airway. Course follows the American Heart Association Guidelines.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the normal heart and lung anatomy and function
  • Identify causes, prevention and recognition of sudden death
  • Perform basic one-person, two-person, infant and child CPR
  • Manage an obstructed airway in an adult, child and infant
  • Know principles of defibrillation using an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Perform CPR using mask and bag valve mask

Students who successfully complete the course will be certified in Healthcare CPR by the American Heart Association.

Online Option

This course is now offered in a convenient online format as an alternative method of certification. Online courses are perfect for those providers seeking re-certification or those students who find scheduling classes difficult.  Complete the video and examination online then simply print off your certificate of completion and bring it in when you meet with an American heart instructor to demonstrate your skills. Scheduled the 1st Monday and 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Fee $70

Submit registration form to swiese@iwcc.edu or fax to (712) 325-3729.

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Video demonstration

Face-to-Face Classes

BLS Healthcare Provider

The BLS Course trains 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. Fee $70

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
BLSC 01*01 - CF18 Council Bluffs Campus S 07/14/2018 9:00AM-3:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3255

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BLSC 01*02 - CF18 Council Bluffs Campus F 08/03/2018 9:00AM-3:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3255

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BLSC 01*03 - CF18 Council Bluffs Campus W 08/15/2018 5:00-10:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3255

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