Most of the courses offered in the country are simple, basic CPR courses. Basic Life Support programs are simply that – focused on the basics, typical topics for lay persons or people who don’t study or work in healthcare. Basic courses are focused on teaching trainees how to react to cardiac arrest in a non-organized or non-healthcare environment. With our providers, you can choose to either enrol in either a basic or advanced program. We have three programs under basic training and two under advanced training.
If you visit any of our location pages, you will find our complete contact details and an online application form. If you plan on enrolling in person or calling, take note of our regular business hours so our staff will be available to help you with your query. No other provider in the following cities offer quicker or more hassle-free enrollment than us.
- San Francisco CPR
- Los Angeles CPR
- Las Vegas CPR
- Honolulu CPR
- Seattle CPR
- Portland CPR
All of our providers offers the same training courses as each other (at the same rates as well), with schedules varying through the week. If the course you want to enrol in is fully booked, don’t worry. We often open new schedules during evenings and weekends if we cannot accommodate all the trainees who want to enrol.
Advanced Life Support
Advanced Life Support (ALS) programs are only for healthcare providers. Unlike basic skills from the BLS programs, an ALS course will teach a trainee how to medically manage cardiac arrest. When a person goes into arrest, his or her heart stops beating. This can either be due to a pre-existing heart problem or a sudden stroke. Either way, cardiac arrest is a very dangerous condition because blood is not reaching our organs and supplying them with oxygen and nutrients.
Medical management has been studied and shown to improve survival rates of victims of cardiac arrest. The use of medication, ventilatory support equipment, and diagnostic examinations are all part of medical management taught in ALS programs. There are two kinds of ALS programs, one for the management of adult victims and the other for the management of pediatric victims. Both programs are two days long, with re-certification available.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – 16 hours, management of adult patients
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – 14 hours, management of pediatric patients (patients younger than 18 years old)
Before applying to an ALS training program, we require trainees to have a valid Basic Life Support (for HCPs) training certificate. There is also a pre-test that the student needs to pass to begin training in either ACLS or PALS. The certification exam given at the end of training is composed of a skills and practical test. This test has to be passed before we can award you with a CPR training certificate.