How To Pass The BLS Class!
Are you planning to take an AHA or American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) certification course? It’s always a good idea to being preparing for a BLS training class ahead of time. Through a bit of preparation and study, you should be more than prepared to be successful in that upcoming BLS course.
What Is The BLS Certification?
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Red Cross (ARC) oversee the BLS certification curriculum which helps prepare medical professionals to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The BLS certification is recommended and often mandatory for healthcare providers including doctors, nurses, EMTs, dentists, pharmacists, and more.
BLS training provides healthcare providers with the skills and knowledge to keep a patient alive until they can arrive at the hospital. So, what do you learn in BLS training? Basic life Support (BLS) training covers topics in emergency life support such as CPR for patients of all ages, treatment for choking victims, proper AED use, and much more. It’s an essential training course for any individual who is looking to pursue a career in the healthcare industry.
How To Prepare For the BLS Class?
If you haven't taken a BLS class before, there are a few steps you can take to optimize your learning experience.
1. Locate The Appropriate Training
When deciding to get your BLS certification, there are several options available. For example, Help-A-Heart CPR CPR provides two methods of BLS training: traditional, instructor-led courses and hybrid online BLS courses with a brief in-person skills check. Some students enjoy the immersion of an in-person course, while others with a busier schedule often prefer the flexibility of a hybrid class. Both paths offer exceptional, high-quality instruction, it’s just a matter of what learning style you prefer and what fits into your schedule. Typically, experienced providers tend to favor the hybrid class, while those new to healthcare enjoy the instructor led option so they can ask the instructor loads of questions!
2. Make A List Of Questions
As you begin to study topics relating to BLS, take notes of any questions that you have. Bring a list of your questions with you to the BLS training course so that you can ask the instructor. Having your list ready to go allows you to focus on the course itself and not worry about remembering all your questions.
3. Begin Reviewing Basic BLS Information
While any BLS training course will cover all of the necessary information needed to pass the exam and receive the certification, it is always advised to prepare. Prior to participating in the BLS class, take some time to review all things BLS and find out what concepts and topics will be covered in a BLS course.
4. Participate In A Practice Exam.
An additional helpful idea is to take a practice exam prior to your BLS class. While you might not be able to pass the practice exam with flying colors until you’ve actually completed the training, it can still be helpful to get a sense for what topics will be covered, what kinds of questions will be on the exam, and how exam questions might be formatted. There are lots of practice exams available for free online.
Get Your BLS Certification With Help-A-Heart CPR
Are you ready to sign up for an AHA BLS certification course? Register today with Help-A-Heart CPR. We pride ourselves on being a learning center, not a testing center. You will love our laid back, low stress environment so you can get the most out of your training and be 100% ready to save a life! With expert-led instruction, cutting-edge equipment, and engaging lessons, our team can help you get BLS certified.
Our team is here to assist you any way we can, so don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. You can message us online via our contact form or call us at (210) 380-5344.
Dr. Tracy A. Jones is the CEO of Help-A-Heart CPR, LLC and an American Heart Association, ASHI, and American Red Cross Master Program Trainer, Instructor, & AHA Faculty Member located in San Antonio, Texas.