Clinical Education


BLS Healthcare Provider Course

General Information

  • The fee for either the BLS Healthcare Provider class is $75 for individuals who are not Doctors Community Hospital employees. Payment is by cash only.
  • In-person preregistration is required. Call 301-552-8072 for more information.
  • Onsite check-in (on the day of class) is at 11:45 a.m. in the North Building (behind the hospital), 4th floor, in rooms 415, 416, and 417.
  • There are no First Aid courses offered at Doctors Community Hospital.


BLS Healthcare Provider

The BLS Healthcare Provider course teaches CPR skills for helping victims of all ages; use of an automated external defibrillator (AED); and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). It is intended for participants who provide heath care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital. Potential students for this course include physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician's assistants, residents or fellows, or medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers, and other allied health personnel.


The full certification BLS Healthcare Provider is offered monthly at Doctors Community Hospital. Full certification is required for individuals whose certification has expired, or for those who have never taken the certification class.  The full certification class is from 12n - 4 pm


The dates for 2014 are Jan. 7 – Feb. 4 – Mar 4 – Apr 8 – May 6 – June 3 – July 8 – Aug 5 – Aug 26 – Oct 7 – Nov 4 – Dec 2.


DCH Employees...


All DCH employees who are required to maintain current CPR certification, must complete the CPR course in HealthStream before skills can be observed on CPR Tuesday. The HealthStream CPR course must be completed within 30 days prior of the time skills are observed. DCH employees must bring their printed certificate with them on CPR Tuesday. CPR cards cost $5.00 each for DCH employees.