Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
The BLS Certification Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, provide early use of an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Most healthcare providers are required to take this course.
In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete basic life support skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
New beginners and expired BLS provider card holders will need to take this initial certification.
- Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
- Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
- Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
- Video-based course with real world scenarios
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Benefits of Getting BLS Certification for Lay People
Basic Life Support, or BLS, training shouldn’t just be dedicated to health care professionals. Many people in other professions, as well as non-working lay people, can benefit from a quick class during which they learn how to provide rescue care and use an AED until emergency personnel arrive on the scene. Are you one of them?
What’s the Difference Between ACLS and BLS Certification?
Are ACLS and BLS the same thing? The short answer is no; they differ quite a bit – specifically in the level of advancement. So, what is the difference between BLS and ACLS, and which do you need? Read on to find out.
Wanting to Become a Nurse? Know When to Become BLS Certified
BLS certifications tell the world that you know how to perform CPR and perform basic life-saving techniques. If you’re planning to get into the health care field yourself, you may be wondering when you should get your certification. Is it best to get it long before you apply for your first job, or should you wait until you are accepted into a position?