Homestead Schools located at 23800 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 200 Torrance, California 90505 offers BLS/CPR classes every 4-6 weeks. The school has a fully equipped lab and American Heart Association - trained instructors. Upon completion of the 4-5 hour training you'll receive AHA card. Whether you're a newly licensed LVN/RN or renewing your license, you should take advantage of this convenient, low-cost training. Call Homestead Schools at (310) 791-9975 today for the next class schedule. Make your reservations now.
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Fees: $65 for BLS
The BLS Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for certified or noncertified, licensed or nonlicensed healthcare professionals.
Course Length: Approximately 4 ½ hours
Healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician’s assistants, residents or fellows, or medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers, and other allied health personnel.
Some clinical externship sites require American Heart Association (AHA) approved CPR programs. The AHA course, CPR for the Health Care Provider, offers all the training necessary to be prepared in the field.
The steps in CPR should be used whenever someone in not breathing and when the heart in not beating. After two rescue breaths are given, 30 chest compressions should be started right away.
Someone can stop breathing and/or have cardiac arrest from:
· Heart attacks
· Strokes (when the blood flow to a part of the brain suddenly stops)
· Choking on something that blocks the entire airway
· Near-drowning incidents (when someone is under water for too long and stops breathing)
· A very bad neck, head, or back injury
· Severe electrical shocks (like from touching a power line)
· Being very sick from a serious infection
· Too much bleeding
· Severe allergic reactions
· Swallowing a drug or chemical
If an emergency happens or someone becomes very sick while you’re around, do your best to stay calm. First, try to get the person to respond by gently shaking his or her shoulder and asking, “Are you OK?” If there is no response and you are certified in CPR, you can begin CPR. If you’re alone, shout for help or call 911 yourself.
Certain people need to know how to perform CPR to do their jobs. Medical professionals – from nurses and doctors to paramedics and emergency medicine technicians – must know CPR. Lifeguards, childcare workers, schools coaches, and trainers usually have to learn CPR. Many parents know how to perform CPR on their kids in case of an emergency. Other adults who have family members with medical conditions such as heart disease sometimes know CPR, too.
Many people – maybe you – might want to learn how to do CPR just in case they need to use it someday. You can never tell when a medical emergency will happen and it feels good to know that you could help. The American Red Cross, American Heart Association (AHA), and the National Safety Council all offer CPR courses. You also might find CPR classes at your local hospital, places of worship, the YMCA, or your school. You’re usually ready to take a CPR course and get certified if you are in middle school or above.
Homestead Schools, Inc.
23800 Hawthorne Blvd.,
Suite 200 Torrance, CA 90505
Phone (310)791-9975 (800)253-0088