BLS / ACLS certification

  1. 0 i recently passed the nclex. though the preparation for the test was tough, i did not expect that job hunting can be tougher.

    so while submitting applications to each possible position, i decided to take BLS/ACLS and other courses while waiting for a call, besides, most of the positions i ran into requires those certifications (and many other acronyms i'm not even familiar with, unfortunately).

    now my issue: i've been looking for classes around the bay area and there are not too many that pop up in the search engine. i'm not even sure if the prices are ok or not. i would like to consider online classes but i'm afraid i won't get the same amount of infor/training that i'd get hands-on, or if they are actually legit to begin with.

    so for those living around the bay area, any recommendations? if schedule wont permit, shall i go for an online course instead? please help!

    thanks and ave a great week everyone!
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  3. Visit  the_alchemist} profile page

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  4. Visit  fiveofpeep} profile page
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    im interested in the answer too
  5. Visit  JeanettePNP} profile page
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    Did you try the American Heart Organization?

    http://www.americanheart.org

    Put in your location and the type of class you're looking for, and it will give you a list of classes available.
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  6. Visit  Sunshine78} profile page
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    Hi,
    Im from the East Coast and found this for you

    http://www.pulsecheckcpr.com/Pulsecheckcpr/bls.htm


    Hope it helps!
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  7. Visit  the_alchemist} profile page
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    i appreciate ur replies.. thanks! i called one agency to register for a class in 2 wks. :wink2:

    thing is, the class that i found in the pulsecheckcpr.com website doesnt seem to be "supported" by the American Heart Association. The ones I checked on the AHA website won't be until April, and I decided to go to the soonest schedule instead.

    do certificates have to be AHA/American Red Cross certified to be valid when applying for jobs? (coz i read a job opening that required those. im just thinking if that goes for all other hospitals in california at least)
  8. Visit  merit119} profile page
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    i went to the american heart association website and there you can look for classes based on your zip code

    http://americanheart.org/presenter.j...tifier=3011764

    thats how i got my bls and acls
  9. Visit  merit119} profile page
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    Quote from the_alchemist
    i appreciate ur replies.. thanks! i called one agency to register for a class in 2 wks. :wink2:

    thing is, the class that i found in the pulsecheckcpr.com website doesnt seem to be "supported" by the American Heart Association. The ones I checked on the AHA website won't be until April, and I decided to go to the soonest schedule instead.

    do certificates have to be AHA/American Red Cross certified to be valid when applying for jobs? (coz i read a job opening that required those. im just thinking if that goes for all other hospitals in california at least)
    Yes it has to be AHA certified. Dont take the risk of taking a class that is not!!!! I just got hired and they asked for AHA BLS.
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  10. Visit  tmartinez.RN.BSN} profile page
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    Here are a couple of training sites that I found when I was looking for a place to get my certs:

    http://www.heartsharetraining.com/ if you're in the San Jose/South Bay area (I did my EKG interpretation & ACLS here...they were great).

    http://www.sfparamedics.org/ For the SF area. a lot of the nurses I will be working with recommend this one

    hope one of these are near you.
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  11. Visit  crazyframes} profile page
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    I second the SFPA (San Francisco Paramedics Association). I took my EMT class there and have taken some other courses as well. The instructors are all top notch and the classes are excellent.
  12. Visit  youknowho} profile page
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    My facility uses Heartshare. I took their ACLS there a couple years and and will go for recert this month..they were great!
  13. Visit  caliotter3} profile page
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    I agree that the Heartshare training center is excellent. Another provider in San Jose is Nurse Education Workshops, Inc.
  14. Visit  star77} profile page
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    Project Heartbeat (taught by nurses)
    Fastresponse...
  15. Visit  the_alchemist} profile page
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    Thanks much to all who replied... i'm getting into the soonest class I could find from PulseCPR.


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