Los Angeles, CPR is home to one of the best training providers of CPR training programs in the country – Los Angeles CPR. With the biggest and most varied selection of training programs, you won’t have a hard time choosing the certification class that you need. We have over 5 different training programs, with accompanying re-certification classes. Because of the number of students enrolling in training programs with us each year, we hold classes everyday throughout the week, even during evenings and weekends.
Enrolment and contact information
Enrolment is quite hassle-free; just visit the Los Angeles CPR website and you can find an online application for that you can fill out with your details. Complete contact details can also be found on the website, so you can send your applications through e-mail or over the telephone. Walk-ins are likewise highly encouraged by the Los Angeles CPR staff.
All of the programs at Los Angeles CPR are certification classes that award students with training credentials. Trainees are required to have complete attendance and pass the post-tests to receive their training certificate. The post-tests are usually a skills test and a written exam.
Basic Life Support
There are three BLS programs at Las Vegas CPR. These programs are focused on teaching trainees the correct way to give chest compressions, rescue breaths, and defibrillation. BLS prepares trainees to handle one-person or two-person CPR rescue before medical help arrives for the victim. First aid is also included in all the programs, primarily teaching the Heimlich maneuver and wound care.
- Basic CPR (general public, 4 hours) – This basic CPR programs teaches trainees how to give one-person CPR to a victim of cardiac arrest. Trainees are also taught how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in the program. The certification exam at the end of training is optional; students can choose not to get certified.
- Basic CPR (C) (healthcare providers, 4.5 hours) – The curriculum of this program is similar to the first basic CPR program but tailors the lessons for HCPs. It focuses on one-person CPR, first aid, and AED as well. The post-test is a skills test and a written exam.
- Basic Life Support (healthcare providers, 4.5) – BLS training is focused on both one-person and two-person CPR rescue, as well as introducing the trianees to the BLS guidelines from the American Heart Association. Re-certification is available for this program and runs for four hours.
Advanced Life Support
ALS programs still teach the basics of CPR (BLS) but is focused on teaching how to manage cardiac arrest in a medical set up. Trainees are taught how to use CPR equipment like BVMs, endotracheal tubes, and the correct dosage of medication for adult and pediatric patients. There are two ALS programs, one for adult patients and the other for pediatric patients. CPR for infants is very different from CPR for young children, and likewise very different from CPR for adults.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – 16 hours long and completed over 2 days; management of adult victims
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – 14 hours long and completed over 2 days; management of pediatric victims