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What does BLS mean?

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J Lynn has 2 years experience and specializes in Endocrinology.

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Some job postings say "BLS required". What does that mean?

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suzy253 is a RN and specializes in Telemetry/Med Surg.

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Some job postings say "BLS required". What does that mean?

Basic Life Support (?)

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BLS: Basic Life Support

ALS: Advanced Life Support

ACLS: Advanced cardiac Life Support

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The CPR class I just took was called "BLS"...Basic Life Support.

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justjenny specializes in NICU- now learning OR!.

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Some job postings say "BLS required". What does that mean?

It is one step up from a basic CPR class.

Usually can be done in one Saturday. Call local hospitals to find out when they are having their BLS classes. It was required for us before we started clinicals, and is typically held in hospitals every few months for their employess (and anyone else)

HTH

Jenny

ADN Dec 2005

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J Lynn has 2 years experience and specializes in Endocrinology.

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Thanks, everyone. I feel that I need to brush up on my CPR skills anyway. So I'll ask about the BLS also.

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I don't think you can practice medicine with out a Health Care Provider level CPR card.

Chris

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