ACLS.com’s Guide to BLS Certification
As a healthcare provider, basic life support (BLS) certification is an essential part of your training. During this certification course, you learn the fundamental life support skills and knowledge you’ll need to respond appropriately in life-threatening situations. With more than 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the United States each year, it has never been more important to be confident in your BLS skills.
Getting Your Certification
Modern technology makes it easy to complete everything from CPR renewal to BLS certification online. You no longer have to take time off work or spend your Saturday in an in-person class for many continuing education courses.
While studying for your BLS certification, you’ll review the concepts and techniques of CPR as well as the most up-to-date techniques for managing and responding to a variety of cardiopulmonary emergencies. Additional concepts include:
- Basic steps of CPR for adults, children, and infants
- Rescue breathing for adults, children, and infants
- Use of bag-valve-mask device and pocket face mask to administer breaths
- CPR as a lone rescuer or as a part of a two-rescuer team
- Appropriate procedure and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
ACLS Certification Institute’s BLS certification course is 4 CEUs/CMEs and is accredited by CAPCE as well as the ADA, AMA, and ANCC in joint providership with the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM).
Renewing Your Certification
Just as important as your initial training is keeping your skills fresh by completing your BLS recertification and CPR renewal online.
Our course focuses on information that has been changed or updated since your last certification and will review all the information related to the latest emergency cardiovascular care guidelines and standards.
The recertification course offers 2 CEU credits and is accredited by CAPCE as well as the ADA, AMA, and ANCC in joint providership with the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM).
Why ACLS Certification Institute?
At ACLS Certification Institute by CareerCert, our online courses offer quality and convenience for busy healthcare professionals like you. We understand that when it comes to life-threatening emergencies, quality education matters. Our courses are regularly updated to include the latest medical and educational best practices to ensure you have the knowledge you need to improve patient outcomes. Our industry-leading content is multimodal and engaging so your education will be both interesting and informative. In addition, you can easily complete your certifications online anytime, anywhere, and on any device. We’ll also help you track all of your certificates in one convenient place and remind you of upcoming certification deadlines so you don’t have to worry about lapses.
By completing your certification and recertification online, you’ll receive 24/7 access to course materials and unlimited practice tests.
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