American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS)


Location: Sidra Medicine Hospital Building, Tower A, 4th Floor 

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) activity provides the foundational knowledge and applied skills for saving lives after a cardiac arrest. This activity teaches basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings.

Target Audience: Healthcare providers who need BLS for their clinical duties, including physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and others, as required by their employers

Major Topics: 

  • Chain of Survival
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Automated Electrical Defibrillators (AED)
  • Ventilation
  • Foreign Body Obstruction
  • Teamwork in Resuscitation

There is a focus on the techniques of providing high-quality CPR, and developing high-performing team dynamics. Content is representative of the latest resuscitation science for improved patient outcomes. Students will learn basic life support techniques through realistic scenarios, simulations, and animations depicting rescuers, teams, and patients.

Activity Duration: One Day (4.5 hours) 

Course Materials: Course Manuals must be collected prior to the course and are available between 08:00-15:00 Sunday to Thursday at Sidra Medicine, Tower A, 4th Floor, Nursing station. 

CME/CPD: This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Category 1) as defined by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners - Accreditation Department and is approved for a maximum of 4.5 hour(s)

Contact Info: Suprima Chaddha,