Isnt BLS an advanced CPR?
I got my CPR, but after searching, I realized I needed to take BLS class because it's CPR for healthcare provider!
One thing more: most job I search has description like this:
REQUIRED: BLS certification, and able to perform CPR.
My card is Adult/CHild/Infant CPR and First Aid card! The training included AED machine . ANyone knows if this is the same as BLS?
it would depend on exactly which course you took. both the american heart association (aha) and the american red cross (arc) sponsor courses for both lay rescuers and health care providers. for healthcare providers, the arc course is cpr/aed for the professional rescuer, and the aha course is basic life support for healthcare providers. additionally, the aha and arc have renewed their statement of understanding regarding recognition of each other’s programs.
aha updated 2006 course matrix
provides information pertaining to aha courses while preparing professional rescuers
provides information regarding arc course.
some facilities may require a specific course, while others will accept either certification as long as it is current and then transition you into whichever course used locally when you are recertified.
Last edit by chare on Feb 17, '08