Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support training with Seattle CPR is top quality, taught by certified instructors in high end training facilities. We have over 6 providers in 6 cities over 4 states in the US, all offering the best possible training in their areas. Trainees can sign up for a variety of classes with different curricula based on the target audience as well as the topic of the training. Enrolment is quite easy through the Seattle CPR website, with the online sign up form. Enrolment by telephone or e-mail is likewise encouraged, especially enrolling in person. Be sure to conduct your business during operating hours so our staff will be able to assist you completely.
Even if you aren’t a healthcare provider, chances are you will need basic CPR training if you work in a high risk environment. Sometimes, non-high risk occupations require the bare minimum when requesting CPR and first aid credentials. Whatever certification needs you have, you will be able to find them with Seattle CPR. We have classes for the general public, healthcare providers, and healthcare professionals.
All credentials received from us are valid for 24 months. These credentials can be renewed for 24 more months as long as renewal is done before the credentials expire. Re-certification classes are available for renewing classes. Expired credentials cannot allow a rescuer to sign up for re-certification; he will have to retake the training program.
BLS and ALS training
Basic Life Support programs teach students the very basics of CPR, primarily focusing on skill building. BLS reports are periodically released by the American Heart Association and serve as a guideline when giving CPR to a victim of cardiac arrest.
- Basic CPR and AED – 4 hrs. – Basic CPR and AED training teaches students how to give one-person rescue as well as basic first aid. This is a general public program that does not require students to take the certification skill test at the end of the program.
- Basic CPR and AED (C) – 4.5 hrs. – Unlike the first program, this is tailored for healthcare professionals. A mandatory practical and written exam are given at the end of training to certify students who pass.
- Basic Life Support for healthcare providers – 4.5 hours – Another healthcare provider program, this course teaches both one-person and two-person CPR rescue. It also teaches students about the complete BLS guidelines from the AHA. Students need to pass a skills test and written exam before qualifying for this program. Another set of exams is given at the end of the program to certify trainees who pass them. Re-certification is 4 hours long.
Advanced Life Support programs are much more complex than the BLS courses. These programs are only for healthcare professionals and teach trainees how to perform CPR in a clinical area.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – 16 hours, 2 days – This program teaches trainees how to perform CPR in a clinical area on adult victims, introduces them to the crash cart, and pharmacology during a code. Re-certification is available, 5-6 hours total.
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – 14 hours, 2 days – This program teaches trainees the same basics as ACLS, but tailoring the techniques for pediatric victims. Re-certification is 6-8 hours long.