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What is BLS Certification?

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by Shantae Shantae (Member) Member

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And how do I get it?

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jmgrn65 has 16 years experience as a RN and specializes in cardiac/critical care/ informatics.

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it is CPR, you take a course through either american heart association or American red cross.

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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BLS = Basic Life Support

ALS = Advanced Life Support

In my humble opinion, it is good to have both certifications on hand. The more you know, the merrier!

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feisty_lpn is a LPN and specializes in HH, Psych, MR/DD, geriatric, agency.

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In Ohio, they are called "BCLS" and "ACLS" and they're only offered through the American Heart Association. CPR is a different cert here. I'm going for the ACLS in October, which is the next class scheduled at the closest hospital to me. Its $150 plus $30 for the book.

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