Ok I give up what is the difference between CPR- medical professional and BCLS?
Stupid I know but I have my CPR for Medical Professionals and see ads for BCLS obtained within blah blah of hire date.
CPR is just the generic name for CardioPulmonary Resuscitation involving chest compressions and respirations.
BLS Healthcare Provider is a specific certification provided by the American Heart Association that requires written and skills demonstrations on not only CPR but other basic skills healthcare providers are expected to provide such as the use of ambu bags with and without oxygen, and AED usage.
There are a billion different CPR courses from more than a few different organizations, some more reputable than others, but unless you take an AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers course you aren't BLS certified.
Does this make sense?
Last edit by hypocaffeinemia on Aug 4, '08