In order to train as many BLS providers as possible across Europe, the ERC has developed a course to train people to teach the techniques of CPR to a wide range of people. BLS is fundamental to all cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The course is suitable for lay persons and healthcare providers who wish to become BLS Instructors and have been identified as having Instructor Potential. BLS course attendees that show exceptional aptitude for resuscitation techniques can be recruited by unanimous vote of the BLS instructors and Course Director for a Instructor track. This pool of candidates is known as recruits with Instructor Potential.
The course lasts one day (minimum 7 hours excluding breaks) and consists of
interactive lectures and demonstrations of the skills required to be a
good BLS and AED provider.
Manuals will be provided
for the participants one month before the course.
Candidates who have completed
the course successfully are known as Instructor Candidates and they receive the
ERC BLS Instructor Certificate. They become full instructors
after teaching on two ERC courses.