Month: January 2021

Why are there Different Versions of BLS?

HCP Course

Do you need to take an ACLS class in the next year? Do you need airway management training and/or oxygen therapy? Confused as to why Link2Life offers 3 different certifications for the same level of BLS? Then read on!

Heart & Stroke Foundation

The Heart & Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support Provider is the only recognized prerequisite to ACLS. This program is heavily video based, where you watch and follow along with the presented steps. This style ensures teaching and course delivery are consistent among providers. Skills testing and a written test are completed at the end of the day to evaluate what you learned. The class is fine tuned for In-Facility Providers and Pre-Hospital Providers.

  • Name: Basic Life Support Provider (BLS Provider)
  • Certificate Distribution: Electronically, unless a print certificate is requested. Print certificates $5+tax.
  • Expiration: Valid for 1 year
  • Test style: Multiple choice

Lifesaving Society 

Basic Life Support Responder CPR/HCP with AED training is designed for Health Care Providers such as doctors, nurses, paramedics and others who work in a health care setting. In addition to all CPR C level skills, participants are taught how to work as a multi-person team, do simultaneous assessment of breathing and pulse, stand alone rescue breathing and how to use the bag valve mask.

  • Name: Basic Life Support Responder CPR/HCP with AED
  • Certificate Distribution: Electronic only
  • Expiration: Valid for 1 year
  • Test: No written test

Red Cross 

This program was re-vamped in 2019 to create a much more in-depth health care provider option than the previous CPR-HCP program. The BLS program is unique in providing pre-hospital/in-hospital flexibility for the majority of healthcare settings. This program is delivered with new power points, booklets and in-class skills sessions and covers working in high performance teams, the use of the bag valve mask, single rescue with optional airway and oxygen add ons.

*Note that Link2Life currently only provides the basic BLS level – the airway management and oxygen component is provided by private request only.

  • Name: Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Certificate Distribution: Electronic only
  • Expiration: Valid for 1 year
  • Test style: Multiple choice

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