Institute for Academic Outreach—Professional Development and Enrichment

TruLifeSaver Basic Life Support Training (CPR)

American Heart Association Basic Life Support Courses

American Heart Association

The Basic Life Support (BLS) class is designed to help people recognize and respond to several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Certification is good for 2 years.

The course includes the following for an adult, child, and infant:

  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • Differences between rescue techniques
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED
  • Bag-mask techniques
  • Rescue breathing
  • Relief of choking

Cost: $75
Includes all instruction, materials, and two-year certification with the American Heart Association


  • Liz Jorn, American Heart Association
  • Jana Arabas, American Heart Association
  • Brandy Schneider, American Heart Association


Participants will be prompted to pay online when completing their registration. Please only sign up for one workshop, since only one is needed to become CPR and AED certified.

Upcoming Session Dates:

  • Thursday, March 21, 2024 | 5-10 pm
  • Sunday, March 24, 2024 | 12-5 pm
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 5-10 pm
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024 | 5-10 pm
  • Sunday, April 21, 2024 | 12-5 pm

Location: All sessions are held in Room 1206 of the Health Sciences Building, Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo.

Register now

Important Notice: Sessions with fewer than 12 registrants may be cancelled.

Important Notice: Due to the preparatory costs instigated by each participant’s registration, registrants who fail to attend their chosen session are still obligated to pay the registration fee. Those who fail to attend the initial session for which they had registered will also be obligated to pay the registration fee for each subsequent session they register to attend. This policy applies equally to departments paying the registration fees of University employees.

If you would like for a member of the Institute for Academic Outreach staff to let you know when the link to the online registration form is available for the next round of TruLifesaver sessions, please email or call 660-785-5384 to let us know and provide us with your contact information.