BLS for Healthcare Providers Course covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and Automated External Defibrillator.
BLS Training is intended for certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals. This includes:
Respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists
Residents or Fellow
Medical or Nursing students in training
Medical or Nursing Assistants
In addition, BLS training is appropriate for first responders, such as police officers and firefighters, and laypeople such as:
Day Care Providers
Why do I have to pay for a new textbook?
The guidelines for CPR have changed. The textbook you received the last time you took an American Heart Association course has expired. If you have taken a course before 2015 then you need to re-take a new course to be current with the new science. The good news is that you won't have to buy a new textbook when you recertify . The only fee you would have to pay is the course registration fee. Students will re take this training every 2 years.
How long is my certification good for?
Once you have completed a CPR or First Aid course your certification card is valid for 2 years.
How do I know which course to take?
If you work in the healthcare industry then you will need to take a BLS healthcare provider course. The healthcare provider course is designed for RN's, EMT's, Paramedics, CNA'a, LVN's, RDH's, Dental & Medical assistants. If you are not in the healthcare industry then you might want to take a Heartsaver AED or CPR course. The Heartsaver courses are designed for the rescuer. For teachers and day care providers please check our Fist Aid, CPR & AED.
If you are not sure what course to take than you can call our office at 619-942-8274
What happens if my card is expired?
If your card is expired then you need to re-take another course. Your certification expires on the last day of the renewal month shown on your card. Every 2 years!