CPR Courses in Las Vegas

Checking for breathing is an important step before you start CPR Courses in Las Vegas.
Checking for breathing is an important step before you start CPR Courses in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas CPR is a training provider of quality CPR courses in the state of Nevada. If you need a CPR training credential, you can sign up for one of the eight CPR courses at Las Vegas CPR. We have five training courses, three under Basic Life Support and two under Advanced Life Support.  Three of these courses have re-certification classes available, for the renewal of nearly expired certification.

CPR Certification

All eight programs at our provider are certification courses. We award trainees with training credentials if they pass the post-test and have complete attendance. Certificates are valid for two years before they have to be renewed through a re-certification class. If you let your certificate expire, you are not qualified for re-certification so be sure to renew early! Re-certification is offered for BLS for HCPs, ACLS, and PALS classes.

Basic and Advanced Life Support

There are two kinds of CPR training courses we offer at Las Vegas CPR: basic and advanced CPR training – BLS and ALS courses. Out of the three BLS courses, one is for the general public and the last two are for healthcare providers (HCPs). Both ALS programs are for HCPs only; trainees are required to take a BLS for HCPs program and get certified before applying for ALS training.

Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support training teaches trainees how to give basic CPR, first aid, and defibrillation to an unconscious and unresponsive victim. BLS courses teach trainees how to recognize cardiac arrest and give either one or two-person CPR before medical support arrives. ALS programs are focused on the same basics and concepts under BLS but use medical intervention available in a controlled, clinical environment. Medical intervention includes the use of pharmacology and medical support devices. ALS programs are very long and are completed over two days.

  • Heartsaver CPR and AED – Basic CPR has two programs, one for the public and one for HCPs. This basic program teaches one-person CPR, first aid, and AED to trainees. [4 hours, 4.5 hours]
  • Basic Life Support for HCPs – This basic program is for HCPs and teach them how to give one and two-person CPR rescue, first aid, and AED. They are also taught about the 2010 Basic Life Support guidelines, a a periodic release from the American Heart Association that helps rescuers give CPR. [4.5 hours]
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support – This is an HCP program that teaches the management of adult victims. [16 hours]
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support – This is an HCP progrma that teaches the management of pediatric victims (children younger than 18 years old). [14 hours]

Chain of Survival

As part of the BLS release from 2010, the Chain of Survival is a set of steps that help guide the rescuer as he gives CPR in either a controlled environment or not. There are five “links” in the chain, with the first three covered by BLS classes and all five covered by ALS classes.

  1. Cardiac arrest (CA) recognition
  2. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  3. Defibrillation
  4. Advanced Life Support
  5. Post-cardiac arrest care

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