Healthcare BLS Articles

Thank you for your interest in Healthcare BLS. We hope you enjoy these articles that discuss some important issues in our industry.

Are All CPR Certifications the Same?

There are several different types of CPR certification available, but which one do you actually need to obtain? Find out more by reading today’s post!

Can I catch a disease from doing CPR?

Is it possible for you to contract a disease or illness as a result of mouth to mouth resuscitation? If so, what exactly are the odds of it happening?

Is 2 years Too Long Between Certifications?

You're allowed two years between CPR certifications, but is that too long for the average person? Is there a way to mitigate the skill retention issue?

Dealing with Death after Giving CPR

What do you do when your attempts at CPR are not only unsuccessful but result in a death? Coping can be difficult but very possible when done correctly.

Take an Online CPR Class and Work with your Schedule

An online CPR class can give you the push you need to get the certification you need to become a true life saver.

Outsource your Safety Training with CPR Training Online

So you’re running a company and you need to make sure that all of your safety training is properly completed by the employees. There are many different procedures and tasks that your employees need to learn, some of it mandatory, some of it not so much, but when it comes right down to it, there are certain things that you will absolutely want them to know. For example, CPR training is probably a must for any workplace, and with that being the case, you want your employees to be well versed in it.

If You’re a Ski Instructor then You Need Online CPR Training

There is almost nothing more rewarding out there than being a ski instructor, hands down. Hitting the slopes and having a blast out there is exciting, and teaching someone how to have that same kind of fun is absolutely priceless. Whether you’re running a course or simply enjoying the geometry of the mountain, you need to make sure that it’s done safely, but what do you do when the unthinkable happens?

Online CPR Training in a Digital World

We can do many things online today, whether it’s paying bills, playing games, meeting new people, or even learning CPR. Now you might have just done a double take at that last item, after all, how can you possibly hope to learn CPR online?

Four Workplaces that Need CPR Training

To put it lightly, CPR training is required by a number of different industries in order to keep them operating smoothly. Some industries need the training more than others and we’re going to go over a few workplace environments for which you should encourage your employees to seek out the online training, and ultimately become a greater asset to your organization.

Planning to Volunteer for Emergency Services? CPR Certification is Essential

There are many cities that offer volunteer programs for their emergency services, and if you are planning to take part in your community, there is a good chance that they will require to learn CPR before you can really, truly partake. Before we go any further we would like to point out that while the position of volunteer is generally unpaid, it is still absolutely necessary and an important part of any community. With that being the case, you need to make sure that you are 100% prepared for it.

Online CPR Certification for your Job

It is no secret that there are some jobs out there that require CPR training, but there are also quite a few that do not offer on-site training. If you already have the training going in, then you’re definitely going to stand a better chance than the rest of the candidates. The problem that you’re going to run into is finding a good location to train, and if you have a busy schedule, you’re going to have a serious problem.

This Baby Knows CPR - How about you?

Baby girl captured on video practicing CPR on a manikin. This adorable video is proof that anyone can learn CPR.

Can I Learn CPR Online?

This article briefly goes into some of the educational benefits of online CPR certification & elearning education. It starts by outlining how people learn and how e-learning and online cpr training is able to take advantage of those learning methods.

Are you Accredited by the American Heart Association?

This article clearly answers a common question about ProTrainings (ProCPR) courses and gives the background so that professionals required to obtain this certification are able to make an informed choice about where to get their CPR certification.

Can I Get CPR Certified Online?

This article's answer is a simplified version of the article "Can I use CPR certification?" This article again presents the CPR/Compliance/CE situation in a factual manner and seeks to educate the customer so they can make an informed and satisfactory choice when choosing where to get CPR certified.

Online CPR Certification - Can I use it?

This article honestly answers the question "can I use online CPR certification?" by presenting all the facts and giving the straight answers. While a person's circumstances may change based off their profession and whom they work for the common factors usually apply to whatever body is mandating the CPR certification and training.

Does having a CPR certification mean I'll perform CPR correctly every time?

By Roy Shaw, EMT-Paramedic. Roy talks about the statistics regarding short-term memory in regards to CPR training and education, how online CPR certification affects core skill mastery, and what a CPR certification truly represents.

Online BLS Certification vs. Classroom BLS Certification

By Roy Shaw, EMT-Paramedic. Roy talks about his experience with comparing online BLS training to traditional classroom training.

BLS Recertification vs. Initial BLS Certification

A discussion about the differences between initial BLS certification and BLS recertification, including the controversy of its importance for skilled health care professionals.

How To Get BLS Certification

There are a number of options available for BLS certification and training. Options include 100% online certification, blended BLS training, and online BLS certification. These options are discussed in detail in this article.

Who Needs BLS Certification?

BLS certification is required by a people in a variety of professions. This article mentions several groups of people who require BLS certification, explains what a basic life support certification is, and discusses how to obtain one.

BLS Certification - What is BLS?

What is BLS Certification? This article discusses the history of CPR/BLS, the technical meaning of BLS certification and the trend toward BLS Certification Online.

Who has the power to give CPR certification?

A discussion concerning the issue of where the authority to issue a valid CPR Certification comes from and who is able to provide this certification. The explanation starts with definitions and logically breaks down the source of a training company's certification and training ability.

Online CPR Certification vs. Classroom CPR Certification

By Roy Shaw, EMT-Paramedic. The benefits of online CPR certification and recertification as opposed to the classroom are numerous. However, there are some common fears surrounding online CPR certification and training that must be addressed, including both their merits and faults.

CPR Certification - Why is it required?

In the world of CPR we have those who think that CPR training is a good idea and everyone should get it and we have those who hate CPR training and only do it because it is required. The people who think it is a good idea rarely, if ever, get the actual training. And those who hate the training but are required in order to work, always get certified and recertified. Is this some kind of joke, irony, hard to explain and mysterious phenomenon to all or is it simply the world of regulated compliance?

Alternatives to Classroom CPR Training: The Cure for the Common Classroom

Learn why online CPR is a valid and viable alternative to classroom CPR education, and find out some reasons why online CPR education is actually preferred to classroom learning. Pros and cons as well as benefits to online CPR training are discussed and examined.

Person Dying and You Can Help, So What’s Stopping You?

There are some very common reasons why people do not attempt to rescue a person in an emergency. Learn what these reasons are and why they are not valid reasons. Learn why there are in fact no good reasons for not attempting to help a person in need.