Basic Life Support
With six training locations all over the country, we are one of the most popular training providers you will find in the US. Offering quality training for very cheap training fees, our schedules are always filled up by students. Because the demand for CPR and first aid training has been increasing the past years, we usually open new classes during the weekends and evenings to accommodate all our students.
Signing up for training is easy; we have four options available to prospective students: online application (on a location website), e-mail, telephone call, and in-person sign up. The most popular method is through the internet, on the website, because the form is available all day to be filled out (though requests are only processed during business hours).
Quality of BLS perforcmed
At the end of the day, whether trained or untrained, the most important part about giving CPR is the quality of care that the victim has received. If the compressions and ventilation are not performed correctly, blood doesn’t circulate adequately or isn’t oxygenated enough.
To start of, the BLS guidelines highlight these steps when giving CPR. This chain-of-survival has been researched and proven to improve survival rates and overall patient outcomes when followed.
- Recognizing cardiac arrest (starting the emergency response system)
- Starting chest compressions and ventilation
- Defibrillation, if needed/applicable
- Advanced Life Support
- Post-cardiac arrest care
Bystander rescuers typically perform the first two links in the chain, with the rest of the steps only performed by EMTs and medical professionals/providers. Advanced Life Support uses a whole other set of guidelines, the AHA’s ALS guidelines. Though giving ALS still uses the basic concepts from BLS, medical management skills are the focus of this part of the chain. Medical management involves the use of medication and equipment to support the three core skills (compression, ventilation, and defibrillation).
Out of eight total programs, we have three basic, two advanced, and three re-certification classes. These programs last anywhere between 4 hours and 16 hours, depending on the category you choose to train in.
- Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
- Heartsaver (public) – our only course available to the public
- Heartsaver C (HCPs)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (professionals)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (professionals)
- Basic Life Support for HCPs re-certification
- ACLS re-certification
- PALS re-certification
Training locations: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Honolulu, Seattle, and Portland. Just add the word “CPR” to the city and you will get the provider name.
Certification: Certificates are awarded to all trainees once they complete the program. They are valid for only two years. Before they expire, we advise our trainees to sign up for re-certification, unless they want to take the full course again, instead of just the re-certification class.