CPR for RN in Oregon
0Jan 1, '12 by aprattRNI recently moved to Oregon and need to get my CRR certification. Are there any Oregon nurses out that that can help me find a place to get the proper certification?
I found Cascade Health Services and the have CPR/BLS. Do I also need ACLS? Or does the CPR for health care providers include that?
0Jan 2, '12 by Pixie.RN, BSN, RN, EMT-P Senior ModeratorI moved your post to the Oregon forum.
BLS and ACLS are two different classes, and one does not include the other. The first part of the ACLS class does include demonstrating your BLS skills; however, that doesn't get you a BLS card -- BLS must be taken separately.
This link may be helpful in finding classes: Find a CPR ClassAny American Heart BLS class should get you the proper certification. ACLS is not a bad idea, but some employers may provide the class for you, or pay for you to attend.
0Jan 4, '12 by lilwbprincessCLIMB: American Heart Association | PCC
I have taken BLS and ACLS classes here with PCC - both initial certification and renewals. Good instructors and content; seems like there are a lot of health care professionals that go through PCC.
If you need ACLS for your job, you will have to take the initial 2-day class if you haven't already. If you need to renew your ACLS, at the end of the renewal class, they usually offer an optional BLS renewal at the end of class also.
Hope this helps and good luck!