Basic Life Support
The VCOM Simulation Center offers approved American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) courses available for those requiring AHA BLS certification. Courses are sponsored through ViaStar Center, an affiliate of VCOM, and provide several methods in which to obtain your certification. One method, HeartCode BLS, utilizes the blended learning approach in which participants complete online training prior to attending a Live BLS Skills Check on a voice-assist manikin (VAM). A second method, a traditional learning approach, utilizes approved BLS instructors to host a Live interactive training session and skill evaluation.
HeartCode BLS is available and skills checks are offered on the first and third Fridays of each month, except for holidays, subject to center availability and scheduling.
- For more information or to register for a BLS course, please visit our ViaStar center website at