For more information, call: 573-331-3000

Basic Life Support/HS Instructor Course

This one-day program prepares both BLS and HS American Heart Association Instructor candidates to learn how to disseminate the science, skills and philosophy of resuscitation programs and gain the knowledge necessary to teach CPR/First Aid.

There are two levels of instructors. BLS Instructors are generally healthcare providers that can teach all levels of CPR/First Aid Courses including healthcare professionals. The Heartsaver Instructor is typically someone who teaches primarily non-healthcare providers, i.e: teachers.

Saint Francis Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

8 contact hours provided

Target Audience

Those who are strongly motivated to teach with a high level of enthusiasm and have excellent BLS/HS performance skills.


The completion of the AHA “Core Instructor Course” which will be included in the precourse packet. This course requires some computer skills and internet. On average this course can take 6-8 hours to complete, depending on your internet and computer speed. Participants must be a current provider in the discipline they will be teaching and have a current healthcare provider CPR card.

All AHA instructors must have a current Instructor Manual in the discipline they are teaching. The BLS instructor candidate will receive a BLS Instructor Manual and Heartsaver Instructor Manual that is included in the course feel. Heartsaver Instructors will receive the Heartsaver Instructor Manual.


BLS Instructor: $250 – includes both required Instructor Manuals
HS Instructor: $200 – includes Heartsaver Instructor Manual only;
No charge for Saint Francis Employees if additional instructors are needed for the Medical Center

2014 Dates (all classes 8 am-6 pm)

  • June 27
  • August 22
  • December 5

To register, call Training and Development at 573-331-5107.