What is CPR/BLS?

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.