Welcome to the BLS (Basic Life Support) and First Aid Training for Healthcare Providers Course. With the knowledge and skills you will learn in this course, you can save a life! You will learn the skills of CPR and First Aid for victims of all ages. You will learn how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and how to relieve choking (foreign-body airway obstruction). The skills you learn in this course will enable you to recognize emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest and know how to respond to them. First Aid is the immediate care that you give someone with an illness or injury before someone with more advanced training arrives and takes over.