Differences Between ACLS and BLS
People often ask us what exactly are the differences between ACLS and BLS and why do I need both of them? First off ACLS stands for advanced cardiac life support and BLS stands for basic life support. A BLS certification will cover CPR for the adult, child, and infant. It will also cover the use of an AED, barrier device, and bag valve mask device. Lastly BLS will cover adult, child, and infant choking patients.
An ACLS course goes much further in depth than a BLS class and is usually reserved for paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, etc… It is a professional rescuer course covering the proper advanced airway techniques, cardiac rhythm recognition, specific cardiac treatments, cardiac drugs/doses, ACS signs/symptoms, CVA signs/symptoms, differences between stable and unstable patients, and a short recap on BLS. In an ACLS course you will be able to practice intubation skills, and get to work mega codes (cardiac patient scenarios).
Stat Life Medical Training conducts both BLS and ACLS courses in Jacksonville and in Orange Park. Our course schedule can be found at www.statlifemedicaltraining.com
Our classes are taught by firefighter/paramedics that currently work in the field. Our experienced instructors will make sure that you are completely comfortable with the material prior to the end of the course. Like all of our courses you will receive your course completion card the very same day as you took the course. Our course is a 2 year certification and it is American Heart Association. We also offer custom courses if our schedule doesnt meet your schedule. We will work it out so that a class fits into your schedule. We will also come to your office to conduct courses around your schedule.