Basic Life support (BLS) CPR & First Aid

The primary focus of the: Basic Life support (BLS) CPR with First Aid course is to develop cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills at the provider level. This includes one (1) and two (2) person CPR for adults, children and infants. The first-aid section teaches participants how to recognize medical emergencies and traumatic injuries and to provide care while waiting for EMS to arrive.
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in performing one or two-rescuer, adult, child and infant CPR and the first aid skills presented without supervision. Retraining and certification required at 24 months (2 years) from the date of certification.

Get Started

There are no minimum age or previous certification requirements for these training programs.

What’s Next?

Continue your training by enrolling in a NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver or NAUI Specialty course. If you completed the aforementioned courses you may enroll in NAUI Divemaster course.


Academic: E-learning/Classroom

Practical Application:


  • Knowledge Development
    o Basic Life Support
    o Medical emergencies
    o Respiration and Circulation
    o Scene Safety Assessment
    o Initial Assessment
    o Continuing CPR: Supporting Respirations
    o Use of AEDs during CPR
    o Foreign-Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO)
    o Control of External Bleeding
    o Burns
    o Thermal injuries
    o Bandaging and Wound Management
    o Shock Management
    o “F.A.S.T.” Stroke recognition
    o Lifting and Moving
    o Emergency Assistance Plan
      • Provider Skills
        o Scene Safety Assessment
        o Donning and Doffing Gloves
        o Initial Assessment
        o Recovery Position
        o Adult, Child, and Infant Chest Compressions for CPR
        o Ventilations
        o Full Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – Adult, Child and Infant
        o Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
        o Foreign-Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO)
        o Suctioning
        o Control of External Bleeding
        o Applying a Tourniquet
        o F.A.S.T. Stroke recognition
        o Splinting
        o Shock Management
        o Severe Allergic Reaction
        o Opioid Overdose