Course Description | Altamont Healthcare

Course Description

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.