BLCS Certification

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What is BCLS Certification

What is BCLS Certification?
We are regularly asked what is BCLS certification by many individuals new to the healthcare industry. BCLS is an acronym that stands for Basic Cardiac Life Support. In the BCLS course a healthcare provider will learn emergency life saving interventions such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to work a defibrillator, and also how to respond if a person is choking. After successfully completing the course and exam the student will receive their BCLS certificate and provider card.

Is BCLS the Same as BLS?
Yes, BCLS Certification and BLS Certification are the same course and the same certification. Only the title of the class changes depending on the institution that is administering the certificate. BLS certification is the most commonly used title since the American Heart Association (AHA) first created and offered the certificate through their training network. BCLS stands for Basic Cardiac Life Support. BLS stands for Basic Life Support. Sign up for our BLS certification course today to meet your BCLS requirement.

The BCLS course covers:

The BCLS course covers:

  • adult and pediatric CPR
  • two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask
  • foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious)
  • automated external defibrillation (includes child AED update)
  • special resuscitation situations
  • other cardiopulmonary emergencies
  • stroke and cardiac arrest

BLS training is intended for certified or noncertified, licensed or nonlicensed, healthcare professionals, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • paramedics
  • emergency medical technicians
  • respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists
  • physician’s assistants
  • residents or fellows
  • medical or nursing students in training
  • aides, medical or nursing assistants, and other allied health personnel

In addition, BLS training can be appropriate for first responders, such as police officers and firefighters, as well as for laypeople whose work brings them into contact with members of the public, such as school, fitness center, or hotel and restaurant employees.

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course Completion Card.

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