MEMO: 2016 AHA BLS Provider Cards
MEMO: New 2016 AHA BLS Provider Cards
Date of Release February 16, 2016
To provide direction and information on the 2016 Basic Life Support (BLS) Course eCards and print course completion cards until the revised Course Card Reference Guide is published.
The Instructor-led BLS Course has been updated to reflect the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
. The AHA has released new BLS Course materials that aid in providing quality and consist
ency in all BLS courses. The new BLS Course can only be taught by current BLS Instructors who completed the 2015 Guidelines Science Instructor Update for BLS.
The new BLS Course replaces the BLS for Healthcare Providers (BLS HCP) and BLS for Prehospital Providers (BLS PHP) courses.
As of February 16, 2016, the AHA has released materials for the BLS Instructor- led Course. 2016 BLS materials include new BLS eCards and print course completion cards to be issued when teaching the new BLS Course.
Beginning April 16, 2016, only the new BLS Course may be taught and only the new BLS Provider eCards and print course completion cards can be issued.