ACLS/BLS - page 2

Hi all, I am going through training right now to become an in home daycare provider since I am having difficulty finding a job. I am in the training class now and I am ACLS and BLS certified. This is probably the most crazy... Read More

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    Quote from gem0607
    as i mentioned before i have seen some bls cards that say first aid on them and my doesn't so i was a little confused.
    that would depend on where you took the bls class. the arc has this course:
    standard first aid with cpr/aed-adult

    the aha also has heartsaver courses with first aid.

    list of the many different aha courses for professionals and layperson:

    http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/hear...ucm_306636.pdf

    however, standard first aid might not be good enough in many states since it may not meet all the requirements listed by the state child care licensing agency.


    also, once you become a nurse you will have to be careful that the bls (cpr) class is recognized for health care professionals.
    Last edit by GreyGull on Dec 1, '10

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    do whatever the employer says. American Heart offers MANY types of "CPR" courses. First aid is one. Healthcare Provider and Heartsaver-AED are others PALS is overkill as you will call 911 if there is an emergency. You will not have the team or the equipment, including an MD, to perform advance skills. But first aid could be required.
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    I am already a nurse. I have all my certs pretaining to a healthcare provider. I am only starting the in home day care until I am able to find a job (I have been searching for over a year now). I'm living aboard the military installation and you can't babysit or have a child in your home other than yours and get paid unless you take this class. I just figured that being a nurse would suffice but it doesn't, lol. I called the place where I was CPR certified and clarified everything so I will have my first aid cert tomorrow. Again thanks for all your responses, they were greatly appreciated.
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    Quote from ScottE
    The CPR + First Aid classes/certs are from the Red Cross.
    BLS ACLS PALS are all American Heart Association certs I'm not sure that the AHA has a First Aid certification.
    They do. I've helped teach it.
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    Why would you need ACLS thought? You keep a monitor/defibrillator at home? lol
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    Quote from ImThatGuy
    Why would you need ACLS thought? You keep a monitor/defibrillator at home? lol
    The original poster is an unemployed nurse who already had ALCS. She's opening up a child daycare out of her home until she can land an actual nursing job. So, she needs ACLS if she wishes to work in acute care in the near future.
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    The original poster is an unemployed nurse who already had ALCS. She's opening up a child daycare out of her home until she can land an actual nursing job. So, she needs ACLS if she wishes to work in acute care in the near future.

    Thanks TheCommuter for clearing that up for me .
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    The original poster is an unemployed nurse who already had ALCS. She's opening up a child daycare out of her home until she can land an actual nursing job. So, she needs ACLS if she wishes to work in acute care in the near future.
    Ok, thanks for stepping in.


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