FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BASIC CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT For Health Care Providers Q: What is the Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)? A: This is the basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course that teaches adult, child, and infant, one-rescuer CPR and foreign body airway obstruction; adult tworescuer CPR; and mouth-to-mouth mask/bag-valve-mask, BVM ventilation. Q: Will students receive a completion card at the end of the course? A: Students that pass the written test and the skills performance will be issued a card by a certified instructor. ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS) Q: What is the ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)? A: This course teaches skills development for professional personnel practicing in critical care units, emergency departments, and paramedic ambulances. The instruction establishes a system of protocols for management of patients experiencing cardiac difficulties. Q: Are there any prerequisites to taking ACLS? A: Yes. All students taking this course are required to have a current BCLS completion card. Q: Will students be issued a card? A: Upon successful completion of a written performance exam, students will gain licensure from the American Heart Association.