Basic Life Support Instructor Course (March)
The purpose of the American Red Cross Basic Life Support Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Basic Life Support course.
Basic Life Support Instructor candidates must possess a current basic-level certification in Basic Life Support or equivalent.
• Exhibit the characteristics required of an American Red Cross representative and role model.
• Follow the directives and procedures related to the conduct and administration of American Red Cross courses, including the Instructor Trainer Agreement and Instructor Trainer Code of Conduct.
• Conduct courses in a manner that helps participants to stay engaged in the learning process and meet course objectives.
• Perform applicable basic life support (BLS) skills to the standard at instructor-level skill proficiency.
• Plan for and ensure participants' health and safety during training.
• Maintain complete and accurate records and reports.
• Plan, organize and conduct the Basic Life Support course in accordance with Red Cross policies and procedures and the requirements of the specific class they will be teaching.
• Monitor participants’ practice, evaluate performance and provide corrective feedback and encouragement that is consistent with the skill assessment tools (i.e., skill practice sheets, practice scenarios and testing scenarios).
• Recognize that the requirements in the skill assessment tools are criteria for ascertaining the proficiency of a participant's performance.
• Effectively use program materials and training equipment.
Explain procedures for acknowledging course completion and accessing American Red Cross digital certificates.
• Deliver quality, consistent and standardized content by following the Basic Life Support instructor manual(s) and other program materials.