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Basic Life Support European Resuscitation Council

BLS is fundamental to all cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Basic life support (BLS) and, when possible, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) is the first level of care for a person in cardiac arrest. During European Resuscitation Council (ERC) BLS/AED Provider courses, certified instructors will guide and support you in the learning process.

Pre-Course Preparation

The ERC BLS course manual and study material is available for online access on the ERC course management system (CoSy) which is a comprehensive virtual learning platform that provides candidates with course material and the pre-course assessment and stimulates lifelong learning. The candidates are provided with secure login so that they can access the 'CoSy' and complete the learning and assessment prior to attending the course.

Candidates are strongly advised to gain the necessary knowledge before completing the mandatory pre-course multiple-choice questionnaire (MCQ).

We encourage candidates to complete the online learning modules and assessment 2 days prior to the course.

Hands-On Training - Method of Delivery

The ILS course has a high ratio of instructors to candidates (1:6). The face-to-face teaching is mainly delivered in small groups with hands-on practical skill stations.

Skill Stations
Basic life support (BLS)
Use of AED
Management of choking
Defibrillation using AED
Recovery position
Management of choking victim
BLS with the use of AED

Assessment and Certification

Continuous assessment (observed throughout the course by the instructors)

  • Recognition of cardiac arrest and delivery of high-quality CPR
  • Safe use of AED

BLS Instructor Potential (IP) candidates

Those who perform outstandingly well during the BLS course may be nominated for BLS instructor training by the faculty.

ERC BLS Course - Registration

Fill in the online ERC BLS candidate application form

Applicants will receive a system generated copy of the google form. Please ensure you check your emails regularly once you register for the course. If you do not receive a system generated email as above, it could mean that the entered email is invalid or entered incorrectly or it may have gone to the spam folder.

You will receive an email with bank account details to proceed with the payment. Course date will be allocated to the paid candidates.

Course Fee: Sri Lankans (subsidized) = 8000.00 LKR

Course fee covers the cost of personalised ERC- BLS course manual (soft copy) & access to online ERC BLS learning material, lunch, and refreshments throughout the course duration & the BLS certificate (soft copy)

Method of payment: course fees can be paid to any branch of the Bank of Ceylon or online/Internet bank transfer.

Bank Bank of Ceylon
Branch Regent Street
Account Name College of Anaesthesiologists of Sri Lanka-CPR
Account Type Current
Account number Once you are allocated to a course, you will receive an email with bank account details.
Instructions to the bank Enter surname with initials & ERC BLS on the deposit slip & ask the bank officer to enter above reference details in the electronic data system of the bank
Paying slip please e-mail the scanned copy or a photograph of the paying slip to [email protected]

Once the payment is completed, you will be added to the ERC BLS course candidate list, following which you can download your ERC BLS provider manual & access the online study material including the pre-course MCQ.

All candidates should create an ERC guest account (Free)

You can create it irrespective of your payment status (Please make sure you enter your First Name, Middle name & Surname & Email correctly)

After successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded ERC BLS certificate (system generated soft copy)

(College of Anaesthesiologists and Intensivists of Sri Lanka, No 437/1C, Cotta Road, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka. For further assistance please call - CPR coordinator - Mrs. Himali Pieris: +94 766272868)