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18 09, 2019

Save Time and Money with a Continuing Education Renewal Bundle

By |2019-09-18T00:06:20-07:00September 18th, 2019|ACLS, Basic Life Support Articles, Education|Comments Off on Save Time and Money with a Continuing Education Renewal Bundle

As a health care professional, your time is valuable. Working such a demanding job can take a toll on your mind and your body, and you need to treat your time off work as something incredibly important. Although continuing education is vital to maintaining your professional certifications and state licensure, you certainly do not want [...]

4 09, 2019

Is Becoming a Phlebotomist Technician Right for You?

By |2019-09-03T23:02:53-07:00September 4th, 2019|Basic Life Support Articles, Career Programs, Education|Comments Off on Is Becoming a Phlebotomist Technician Right for You?

They’re everywhere. In almost every hospital setting, doctor’s office, walk-in clinic or Urgent Care, you’ll find them. They patiently wait with their empty vials and syringes until a new patient needs their blood drawn and tested. They’re phlebotomists, often quietly going about their business of helping save lives. […]

26 04, 2019

The Basics of Using an AED and How to Learn More

By |2019-04-17T15:12:57-07:00April 26th, 2019|ACLS, Advanced Nursing, Basic Life Support Articles, Classes, CPR Training Articles, Education|Comments Off on The Basics of Using an AED and How to Learn More

Do you know what to do in a life-threatening emergency? When someone’s heart stops, you can’t simply rely on what you’ve seen on television shows to guide your resuscitation attempts. Instead, you need solid, science-based knowledge. AEDs have proven to be the best options for saving lives in many scenarios, especially in out-of-hospital, community emergencies. [...]

24 04, 2019

The History of CPR and Why It Matters Today

By |2019-04-17T15:12:50-07:00April 24th, 2019|Basic Life Support Articles, CPR Training Articles|Comments Off on The History of CPR and Why It Matters Today

Learning CPR is an important part of any health-based career and is also important for many other professionals as well. Having this certification can help you feel confident whenever you're out in the community because you’ll be able to respond to life-threatening circumstances with ease. Certification may also help you get a new job or [...]

22 03, 2019

Benefits of Getting BLS Certification for Lay People

By |2019-03-21T21:41:35-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Basic Life Support Articles, Education|Comments Off on Benefits of Getting BLS Certification for Lay People

BLS certification is a no-brainer for those hoping to get into the medical profession. For example, doctors, nurses, dentists and nursing assistants need BLS certification. However, this lifesaving training shouldn’t just be dedicated to health care professionals. Instead, many people in other professions as well as non-working lay people can benefit from a quick class [...]

8 03, 2019

What’s the Difference Between ACLS and BLS Certification?

By |2019-03-08T10:02:19-07:00March 8th, 2019|ACLS, Basic Life Support Articles, Education|Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between ACLS and BLS Certification?

When it comes to the amount of healthcare certifications available, it can sometimes be confusing to figure out which you need and for what. BLS certification and ACLS certification programs are an excellent example, as both focus on having the proper techniques to saves lives in the event of cardiac arrest. But are they really [...]

1 03, 2019

Surprising Careers for Which You Must Be BLS Certified

By |2019-02-26T20:14:34-07:00March 1st, 2019|Basic Life Support Articles, Classes, Education|Comments Off on Surprising Careers for Which You Must Be BLS Certified

If you are planning on being a nurse one day, you know that you will have to hold a Basic Life Support certification, or BLS certification. After all, your employer needs to know that you can give life-saving help to your patients at the drop of a hat. However, it may surprise you to learn [...]

12 12, 2018

Confident Enough to Run a Code

By |2019-06-24T13:38:58-07:00December 12th, 2018|ACLS, Advanced Nursing, Basic Life Support Articles, Education, EMT Training|Comments Off on Confident Enough to Run a Code

Confidence is defined as your ability to rely completely on someone or something. As a health care worker, you need to have confidence in your coworkers, but you also need to have a strong reliance on your own ability. This is called self-confidence. One of the areas in which it is easiest to lack self-confidence [...]

5 12, 2018

Which Team Members Do You Need for a Successful Code?

By |2019-06-24T13:38:43-07:00December 5th, 2018|ACLS, Advanced Nursing, Basic Life Support Articles, CPR Training Articles, Education, EMT Training, Neonatal|Comments Off on Which Team Members Do You Need for a Successful Code?

No matter how your health care organization is run, it definitely has a protocol for codes. Protocols are designed to help the code run smoothly and efficiently and to ensure everything possible is done to save the patient’s life. By ensuring that you and your coworkers are in your correct roles during a code, you [...]