Purpose Of This Course

The AHA BLS (Basic Life Support) course is a blended learning approach comprised of online learning and face to face practicals demonstrated by medically trained and experienced frontline healthcare professionals with the necessary BLS and other medical accreditations to facilitate training to frontline professionals.  The course covers international guidelines and the latest recommendations on Covid-19 compliances as directed; CPR for adults, children and infants, including use of the BVM; using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED); management of the obstructed airway.  The BLS for Healthcare Providers certificate is a pre-requisite for AHA Advanced Life Support courses.


Online, self-paced (for the theory) and face-to face for the practical with our AHA BLS Instructor.


Target Market

Doctors, nurses, paramedics, medical technicians, dentists, dental assistants, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, doctor’s assistants, registrars, interns, medical and nursing students in training, aides, medical and nursing assistants and other allied health personnel.


Certificate, CPD Points, Discovery Points

AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card valid for  2 years, issued post successful assessments.

CPD Points – as relevant and applicable dependent on eg SAIOSH membership

Discovery Vitality Members earn 1000 Discovery Miles for completing course eligible for points.

Covid-19 Protocols And Regulatory Compliances As Directed

Strictly observed and included in the training methodology and outcomes.



The AHA HeartCode BLS course is part of the foundation-medical skills for saving lives.  This is a blended learning method that benefits learner delegates seeking a flexible time-saving alternative method to the full face to face method of course attendance. The course is designed for healthcare professionals and other stakeholders who need to know how to perform CPR and other cardiovascular, basic life support (BLS) in a wide variety of in-facility and pre-hospital settings.  It is also suitable for trained basic first-responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings and those in healthcare training programmes. The cognitive learning part must be completed online and the practical demonstrations part is scheduled face to face with the BLS instructor.   This online, high quality CPR instructional program uses a variety of eLearning assets such as eSimulations, eAnimations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills for single-rescuer and team basic life support.

Training Methodology and Philosophy

A foundation of mentorship, raising awareness, respect and vigilance for health, safety, security and protection of spaces and places where people live, work, meet and gather.

Frontline Healthcare Professional Facilitators 

Rhens is in partnership with Heart Guardians Emergency Training Centre headed by Helene Basson who is accredited with inter alia SAIOSH, RCSA, AHA, SAIOSH, Intrasafe, has over 12 years service in Emergency Medical Services, is a Clinical Facilitator and a BLS Instructor working with Frontline Healthcare Professionals to instruct AHA and RCSA courses; is a CPG instructor for the pre-hospital medical staff; has current ACLS- advanced cardiac life support status; worked in COVID-19-ICU and has ITLS- International Trauma Life Support Instructor status.  Helene is supported by Sister Ingrid Watson (click here) who heads our Frontline Healthcare Professional Advisory Panel Of Experts.

Invitation To Donate To A Worthy Cause To Uplift Poorer Communities With Life-Saving Skills

Click here to read (some) Emergency Medical Statistics’ and an invitation to support the Community Safety Champions campaign (Western Cape) aimed at rapidly improving health, safety and protection conditions for victims of GBV, the aged, and marginalised PWD.

Disclaimer and Terms & Conditions

Please review our full T&C’S on our website.

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