Category Archives: BLS

How to Get Your Printable CPR Certification Card

Need to get certified in CPR for your job or school? American BLS offers online CPR courses with a printable CPR certification card that can be printed or emailed to your employer or supervisor after you pass the course. Many professions now require some form of CPR training for employees. Workplace safety is more important […]

CPR Course Promo Codes

Are you looking for a discount on an online CPR course? You found the right place. American BLS+ is offering a discount on its online CPR courses. The promo/discount code will give you $2 off each course. That brings the price down to $17.95 for all courses except the CPR & First Aid Combo Course […]

Common Questions People Ask About CPR

CPR can be a scary topic. No matter how much you study lifesaving techniques or take classes, nothing can prepare you for what happens when an emergency actually occurs. The best thing you can do is be prepared. Here are some of the common CPR questions we answer frequently.   1. Do you perform CPR […]

How to Use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

An automated external defibrillator or AED is a device that is used on a unconscious victim during cardiac arrest to help restart the victim’s heartbeat. When hooked up to a victim, the device analyzes the rhythm of the heart and will deliver an electric shock if necessary. AED’s are portable devices that can be found […]

CPR Certification for Teachers

The obligations of teachers are endless. Not only do they have the responsibility of instructing and guiding today’s youth, but they also have the responsibility of keeping them safe in the classroom. Emergencies can happen at any time. That’s why it’s important to always be prepared and be ready to act. Many organizations and municipalities […]

Get Your CPR Certification Online

Whether in the workplace or at home, there is always a chance of an emergency when there are people around. There’s no way to predict when someone might collapse from cardiac arrest, stop breathing, or lose consciousness. That’s why everyone should always be prepared to handle an emergency and should make it a point to […]

CPR Guideline Updates 2015

The new Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and emergency care guideline updates for 2015 have been released. The new guidelines emphasis the importance of bystander intervention and adjust some previously defined instructions for chest compressions and rescue breaths. Since 2010, studies have shown that most errors during CPR are a result of incorrect compression rate and depth. […]

Good Samaritan Laws

What are Good Samaritan Laws? Unfortunately, we live in a society where people can and will sue you for anything. There is always a scummy lawyer willing to take advantage of you and take your money. For that reason, many people might be skeptical to rush into a situation to perform CPR or BLS and […]

What Does BLS Stand For?

BLS Stands for Basic Life Support. It is a set of techniques used on a victim to help maintain the victim’s life. When a person’s heart stops beating, the lack of oxygenated blood flowing through the body can cause brain damage in only a few minutes. A person may die within 8 to 10 minutes. […]