What is BLS?
BLS stands for Basic Life Support. These are easy to learn life-saving techniques that are used until full medical care is available. Utilizing these basic skills can double a victim’s survival rate.
Who should obtain BLS certification?
Anyone will find this class useful, and may save a life by taking the time to learn these techniques. The NHCWA’s BLS Certification Courses are open to the general public. BLS certification is often required for healthcare professionals, first responders, firefighters, childcare providers, security guards and law enforcement personnel.
What Will You Learn?
In The NHCWA Certification Courses, you will learn to describe and utilize the links in the American Heart Association (AHA) Chain of survival:
BLS is useful in treating cardiac arrest, choking or drowning victims
Perform 1 and 2 rescuer CPR with rescue breathing using mouth to mouth, face shield, mouth to mask, and bag mask device
Relieve foreign body airway obstruction for the adult, child, or infant victim
BLS For Healthcare Providers
Advanced level of CPR training is a 4 hour course for individuals who have a job-related “duty to respond” to emergencies. Participants learn how to recognize and provide care in respiratory and cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants, with special emphasis on two-rescuer CPR use of the resuscitation mask, bag-valve mask and Automated External Defibrillator. This course is especially recommended for medical professionals, physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician’s assistants, residents or fellows, or medical or nursing students. Certification: American Heart Association (2 years) certification card will be issued the same day. We can also provide this course on-site at your home or workplace. If you have a group of 7 or more people. Each Student receives: A free CPR pocket mask ($10 value) and the BLS for the Healthcare Providers Student Manual.