Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers is the required level of CPR certification for:
Lifeguards, Emergency Medical Technicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Physicians…and more
Let’s just say, that if you are considered a professional rescuer, healthcare provider or a student of any of these professions, you’re most likely required to obtain BLS certification.
Now, unlike lay rescuer CPR classes, where you can mix and match various modules based on your needs, BLS is an all-in-one course that covers the topics and skills of:
One and two rescuer CPR for adults, children and infants
- Use of an Automatic External Defibrillator or AED
- Rescue breathing for victims of respiratory arrest
- Ventilation with a bag-mask device or advanced airway
- Relief of choking or foreign body airway obstruction
Please note that the BLS course does not include first aid topics such as treatment for bleeding, burns or broken bones. So, if you’re a healthcare provider that requires first-aid
certification, you’ll need to take both the BLS course and a first aid course.