Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification

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Course Overview

The Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification course is designed to teach lifesaving interventions, such as high-quality CPR, automated external defibrillator (AED) operation, and choking response, based on the latest clinical research and internationally accepted CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) guidelines.

BLS vs. BCLS: What is the Difference?

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certification and Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification are the same course. The distinction lies in the course title, which may vary depending on the organization offering the certificate. At USCPR Online, we use the title, Basic Life Support certification because it is the most widely used term.

BCLS or BLS allows healthcare professionals to learn lifesaving techniques, including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and other cardiovascular life support skills. The course also covers for infants, children, and adults.

History of BCLS Certification

Since 1740, CPR and BCLS certifications have been used to save lives. In 1903, Dr. George Crile reported the first successful use of chest compressions to save a human life, laying the groundwork for today's BCLS certification. In 1960, CPR was officially developed and endorsed into a course, eventually becoming the BCLS certification. This certification combines mouth-to-mouth respiration and chest compressions to help promote the circulation of oxygen-rich blood to vital organs, such as the brain, heart, lungs, and kidneys.

With 92,000 lives saved annually, BCLS certification holders are vital to emergency response teams. Those who have earned a BCLS certificate have the power to make a significant impact in the event of an emergency and can help save lives by providing immediate CPR. It is important to stay informed and up to date on your certification to ensure you are ready to provide help in any situation.

BCLS Training Manuals

BCLS Certification Online uses a scenario-based approach to develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills that drive better patient outcomes. It is consistent with American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and covers breathing and cardiovascular emergency, including high-quality CPR, AED, and obstructed airways for adult, child, and infant patients.

You may complete your training online, combining interactive modules, video demos, and online coursework with knowledge check, without in-person skills sessions, to earn your BLS certification.
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Basic Cardiac Life Support Course Outline

The BCLS certification online course is built upon the latest emergency cardiovascular care (ECC/ILCOR) guidelines published by the AHA This course teaches the latest Basic Life Support (BLS) techniques to address the most common workplace, community, and healthcare situations.

The study materials are designed to train you to respond to life-threatening emergencies. You will also learn lifesaving skills to feel confident in situations where immediate action can make all the difference.

The training materials for the BCLS certification class allow you to systematically review everything you will need to know for the certification exam.

Basic Cardiac Life Support Course sections include:

American Heart Association Guidelines: This section covers updates for CPR and First Aid guidelines. An example of an update is the importance of high-quality chest compressions in survival. The American Heart Association recommends chest compressions that reach at least two inches but not exceed 2.4 inches in adults, at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute for hands-only CPR training.

Laws and Safety regarding CPR: This section explains the symptoms of a cardiac emergency, Good Samaritan laws, and the chain of survival, along with universal safety precautions that should be taken during any life-threatening emergency.

CPR and Types of CPR: This section defines CPR and how Infant, Child, and Adult CPR are different. Furthermore, this section goes into detail about each type of CPR protocol. It also discusses the compression-only CPR protocol, which the American Heart Association recently implemented.

Conscious and Unconscious Choking: This section highlights conscious and unconscious choking in adult victims and its treatment. It further explains choking in infant and child victims and treatment protocols.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED): This section explains AEDs and how to best use an automated external defibrillator.

Ventilation with a barrier device: This section will teach you how to provide artificial ventilations utilizing a bag valve mask Insertion and oral and nasal airway adjuncts.

First Aid Situations and Management: This section discusses life-threatening emergencies such as bleeding control, burns, poisonings, muscle injuries, broken bones, strokes, seizures, heat-related illness, frostbite, and hypothermia until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel. It explains the management and steps necessary to treat these injuries and illnesses.

Regulatory Definitions: This section explains exposure determination and methods for creating a safe work environment that complies with national standards. It discusses how to engineer preventative controls, including sharps safety items like disposal containers and self-sheathing needles. Furthermore, it explains precautions and protocols for handling other potentially dangerous equipment, including sharps, broken glass, and glass lab equipment.

Epidemiology and Personal Protection: This section explains HBV, HCV, and HIV. The risk of infection, incubation period, symptoms, vaccination availability and OSHA Standards for each virus are presented in a manner reflective of a care provider's responsibilities and best interest. AIDS and related complex symptoms are presented and explained. This section also illustrates the types of personal protective equipment used to prevent the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, including gloves, gowns, and masks.

After successful completion, you will be issued proof of certification stating that you passed the certification exam. You may download a PDF version of your certification card as proof of certification. Print this proof of certification until your official completion card arrives by mail.


BCLS Certification Exam

Online certification courses offer comprehensive online exams enabling students to acquire their BCLS certification online. The exam includes 20 multiple-choice questions, and students receive their scores immediately upon completion. Our courses enable unlimited retakes and provide practice exams to ensure the best possible preparation for the official exam.


BCLS Eligibility

Anyone may sign up for a Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) course to become certified. However, some courses may be tailored exclusively to employees of a specific health center or hospital, and the training fees may differ. BCLS courses can be taken through traditional classroom methods or online. The course provider should be recognized by the relevant governing bodies for a certificate to be valid. BCLS is most often presented to medical professionals and aides, but babysitters, nannies, and elderly companions may also attain the certificate to ensure proper care for those under their responsibility.


Online BCLS Provider Card

After successful completion of certification requirements, you may download a PDF version of your digital certificate as instant proof. Print this PDF certification card for use until your official completion card or BCLS provider card arrives by mail within 2-5 business days.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Browse through our frequently asked questions to learn more about our courses. Our support team is always standing by for further assistance and questions

Q. Who needs Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification?

The online Basic Life Support Certification program is designed for healthcare workers or people who want to learn Basic Life Support skills. Medical professions that usually need a BLS online certification include nurses, nursing assistants, medical assistants, respiratory therapists, dentists, dental assistants, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, medical police officers, physical therapists, nursing students, and other allied health personnel. The program is designed to provide healthcare providers with the skills and knowledge needed to save someone's life in various life-threatening emergency situations, such as cardiac arrest and respiratory arrest.

Q. Is BCLS the right course for me?

This BCLS certification coursework is targeted toward medical professionals and BLS for healthcare providers. It features comprehensive BLS training on responding to various medical emergencies as a solo or team rescuer. The techniques are most commonly used by trained personnel, including EMTs, paramedics, lifeguards, and other authorities in charge of emergency response efforts.

Whether you are looking for an initial certification in BLS or renewal courses to refresh your lifesaving skills through this online class, the BLS course allows you to manage and respond to nearly all cardiopulmonary emergencies. Make sure to enroll in accredited and respected institutions that offer online BLS certification courses like ours.

Q. What's the Difference Between ACLS and BCLS?

Basic Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support are both supportive treatments that healthcare providers give for victims of life-threatening emergencies like cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest. The difference is BCLS provides knowledge and lifesaving skill to administer emergency medical treatment in and out of the hospital setting, while an Advanced Cardiac Life Support or ACLS entails more complex measures, utilizing hospital-based prescription drugs and equipment, and is mainly tailored to those in the hospital setting. In addition, BCLS is open to all personnel in the medical field and can be taken through online certification but not ACLS.

Q. How much time will I spend working on BCLS Course?

Most students can register, complete their coursework, and take the certification exam in one to three hours. It is possible to earn same-day certification in preparation for an upcoming job interview, volunteer organization requirement, or certification expiration.