BLS Certification Los Angeles

What is BLS ?
BLS is an acronym that stands for Basic Life Support. Its in essence is the CPR card that is required for mostly those in the Healthcare field that have some type of medical license.

Is BLS the same as CPR?
The short answer is yes. BLS is a CPR course that is necessary for the healthcare field for their certification in the hospital and in medical institutions. Its a training on how to offer a team based resuscitation attempt to save someone using CPR while simultaneously using the bag mask device that delivers oxygen.

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Does it Come with First Aid?bls certification los angeles
No, it does not come with first aid, but first aid is not a requirement for anyone who needs BLS either, normally someone who needs CPR and First Aid is doing some other job outside of the medical field like Care-giving, security or even child care.

So if I need CPR BLS Certification and First Aid is there a separate fee?
Actually Yes that would require an extra fee because you will be getting issued 2 different CPR certification cards, one will be BLS for Healthcare Providers and another one will be CPR /First Aid. But We do offer a $75.00 special if you need both certifications and you would like to take them both at the same time.

When Do You Offer Classes ?

We offer classes every Monday Wednesday and Friday at 5:30 pm and Saturday Mornings at 10 am click here for more information

You can actually sign up by clicking here

**Note after filling out he form below you will be prompted to pay to reserve your seat in the class**

After taking a class you will receive an e Card this e Card is different from the normal CPR BLS certification Los Angeles, this is an electronic version of the card that will be emailed to you at the completion of the class. This email can simply be forwarded  to your HR department at your job as your job. You can then print the card yourself but we can print the card for you for an extra fee of $5.00 we will also laminate the card.


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As you can see in the video above there are 2 people performing CPR at the same time, one person is using the bag  mask device delivering oxygen to the lungs, while the other is doing compressions with 2 hands flowing oxygenated blood to the heart.  This in essence is the difference between BLS certification and just regular CPR & First Aid.

For the most part people taking CPR and first aid  are going to be people like:


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These people above as you can see are not in the medical field, so if anything happens their bread and butter is going to be offering first aid services to prevent the need of CPR which actually is dealing with a life or death emergency, CPR is really a serious topic to deal with.

These are all good questions and we are writing this blog post because we get them all the time. We understand it could be a bit confusing, our motto is no question is a bad question. For any further questions or concerns please feel free to give us a call at 310-946-2533.



Who Needs CPR Certification?

Hospitals require medical personal to be CPR certified.

Medical personnel like doctors, nurses and laboratory technicians may be required to perform CPR in the course of their duties. Human resource personnel, secretaries, maintenance personnel and other non medical employees would seldom need the skills but may be required to have CPR skills. (BLS) for the Health Care Provider Care Giver
Medical personnel must maintain advanced CPR skills, which includes the use of basic equipment and how to do two-man CPR. Non medical personnel could maintain CPR certification at a basic level. AED instruction may be required as a part of the CPR certification process.
Law Enforcement and Firefighters (BLS)

Police, sheriffs, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMT) and first responders must maintain CPR certification. EMT’s and first responders need advanced CPR skills. Basic skills may be sufficient for law enforcement and regular firefighters. (Heartsaver w First Aid) and or (BLS)

Medical and Dental Offices (BLS)

Nursing Students, Nurses, Certified Nurse Assistant – CNA’s,
CNA Students (BLS)

Personal Trainer – Fitness Trainer (Heartsaver)

Like hospitals, all medical personnel in a doctor’s office must know how to perform advanced CPR. Office personnel, while less likely to perform CPR, may be still be required to maintain a basic CPR certification. Most offices will likely have an AED on premise, and employees must know how to use it. (BLS)

Dentists and dental assistants are required to know and maintain CPR certification. While dental offices may seldom have a need for CPR skills, some dental procedures could cause a patient to experience a cardiac arrest. Dental office staff may not be required to maintain CPR skills. (BLS)

Flight attendants may need to respond to a medical emergency while in the air. The flight attendant cannot guarantee there will be trained medical professionals on board to respond, so the flight attendants must maintain CPR and first aid skills. AED’s are common equipment in airports and on planes, and flight attendants are required to know how to use one. (Heartsaver w First Aid)

Jail and prison personnel are often required to maintain CPR certification. In the event of an emergency, medical staff may not be immediately available, and guards or other staff may need to respond until medical support arrives. (Heartsaver w First Aid)

Schools, most states require public school teachers and day care workers to maintain CPR certification. If a student or teacher is injured, a teacher can respond to the emergency until medical assistance arrives. (Heartsaver w First Aid)

Pools and Beaches Lifeguards must maintain CPR skills. Drowning victims may require CPR, and a lifeguard with CPR skills can respond appropriately to the emergency. (Heartsaver w First Aid)

Baby Sitting – Babysetters – Nannies (Heartsaver w First Aid)
see Pediatric CPR

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