First Aid Training - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. First aid course.

CPR/BLS (basic life support) certification has never been faster, easier, or more affordable than with Altamont Healthcare. Our BLS certification is a 4-hour hands-on course priced at $50 for alumni and $75 for non-alums. This program is tailored to the needs of healthcare professionals. View the schedule here for upcoming sessions.

Students who are enrolled in one or more of our certification program/s receives the BLS and CPR certification training at no additional charge. This program is currently offered at our Stockton and Bakersfield locations.


What You’ll Learn in Our CPR/BLS Certification Program



Our certification program is taught by instructors who are nationally accredited by the American Heart Association or AHA.

Our CPR & Basic Life Support class is specially designed for healthcare workers and includes many subjects including (but not limited to):


  • the anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system
  • the chain of survival
  • heart attack recognition
  • mouth-to-mouth ventilation
  • learning signs of circulation (including pulse check)
  • chest compressions
  • rescue breathing
  • choking assistance
  • basics of bloodborne pathogens

Our BLS certification course is accredited by the American Heart Association and accepted in all 50 states, as well as Canada. This certification is required by the majority of healthcare employers and lasts for 2 years.



CPR Certification Specifics

CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is an important aspect of BLS certification. Our course follows American Heart Association guidelines for performing CPR on infants, children, and adults and informs students on how these situations may arise in a hospital setting. We also include a lesson on the proper use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) that you may have seen in TV and movies. The skills learned in this course can help you save lives when it matters most.

If you’re considering a career in the healthcare industry or need to resharpen your skills, this course is a must. Our comprehensive program will give you the hands-on skills that just can’t be learned online.

 

CPR stands for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation while BLS stands for Basic Life Support. Commonly, BLS is the abbreviated title for the course developed by the American Heart Association titled Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. In essence, BLS is CPR for Healthcare Providers.


If you are considered a professional rescuer, healthcare provider or a student of any of healthcare professions, you’re most likely required to obtain CPR/BLS certification.

 

CPR/BLS is an all-in-one course that covers the topics and skills of:


  • One and two rescuer CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Use of an Automatic External Defibrillator or AED
  • Rescue breathing for victims of respiratory arrest
  • Ventilation with a bag-mask device or advanced airway
  • Relief of choking or foreign body airway obstruction

Please note that the BLS course does not include first aid topics such as treatment for bleeding, burns or broken bones.  So, if you’re a healthcare provider that requires first-aid certification, you’ll need to take both the BLS course and a first aid course.

What You’ll Learn in Our BLS/CPR Certification Program 

Designed specifically for healthcare providers, our certification is nationally accredited and good for two years. The curriculum includes anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system, the chain of survival, recognition of heart attacks, mouth-to-mouth ventilation, learning signs of circulation (including pulse check), chest compressions, rescue breathing, choking assistance, knowledge of bloodborne pathogens, and much more.

Our BLS certification course is accredited by the American Heart Association and accepted for licensure in all 50 states as well as Canada.

CPR Certification Specifics 

CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is an important aspect of BLS certification. Our course follows American Heart Association guidelines for performing CPR on infants, children, and adults and informs students on how these situations may arise in a hospital setting. We also include the proper use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The skills learned in this course can help students save lives when quick-thinking decisions matter most.

If you’re considering a career in the healthcare industry or need to renew your skills in basic life support, receiving an accredited education is a must. Consider Altamont Healthcare for an affordable BLS and CPR certification designed specifically for healthcare professionals. Prospective students can easily register online.

 

Stockton – March Lane


CPR + Basic Life Support classes are available in Stockton on alternating Wednesdays from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (Night) and alternating Fridays from 1 PM – 5 PM (Day). Call our office to sign up!

Update: Night Classes have been suspended until further notice.


Night Class (Wednesdays) Availability
August 11, 2021 Seats Available
August 25, 2021 Seats Available
September 8, 2021 Seats Available
September 22, 2021 Seats Available
October 6, 2021 Seats Available
October 20, 2021 Seats Available
Day Class (Fridays) Availability
August 13, 2021 Seats Available
August 20, 2021 Seats Available
August 27, 2021 Seats Available
September 3, 2021 Seats Available
September 10, 2021 Seats Available
All CPR & BLS classes are held onsite.




Bakersfield – California Avenue


CPR & Basic Life Support classes are available in Bakersfield every Friday from 10 AM – 2 PM. Call our office to reserve your spot!


August 20, 2021 Seats Available
August 27, 2021 Seats Available
September 3, 2021 Seats Available
September 10, 2021 Seats Available
September 17, 2021 Seats Available
All CPR & BLS classes are held onsite.


***Social distancing and masks will be enforced for this class until further notice.***

 

Kathy Escobedo

Kathy is an attentive, compassionate, and caring instructor with years of teaching experience under her belt. She is educated with Kaplan College as a Medical Assistant in 2000 and has acquired her clinical skills working for hospitals and clinics in various settings for 14 years before starting a career in education. She brings experience, practical sense, calmness and professionalism to the classroom everyday with her gracious smile and firm guidance.   Currently, she teaches the EKG Certification program, CPR/BLS certfication through the American Heart Association, HIPPA & OSHA training and instructs our EKG externship program as well.

 

Dr. Peter Hickox

I am a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who has been practicing and teaching for more than thirty years. After I completed my training, I remained on the academic faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas. I have always had some type of private practice. I also published research papers, completely revised a textbook on menopause and was at the forefront of new developments in infertility, infertility surgery and in-vitro fertilization. I have assisted countless couples to finally have children. I also enjoyed advances in surgery and was involved in the development of new surgical procedures that have now become mainstream in obstetrics and gynecology. I am a founding member of the Osteoporosis Foundation, The North American Menopause Society and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. I left academic medicine to pursue private practice full time and moved to California about fifteen years ago.

I was contacted by a local college about teaching. I have always enjoyed teaching was excited to resume an activity that I could devote my years of experience to. I began teaching again.

Altamont Healthcare recently approached me about a surgical technology program that they wished to inaugurate. I gladly accepted the challenge.

The surgical technologist is central to the success of any operating room. From preparing and setup, completing the case and delivering the patient safely to the recovery room – this is the goal of the surgical technologist and the health care system in general. It is a privilege to be able to assist in training you for a successful and rewarding career as a surgical technologist.