I’ve done annual CPR/AED classes for the American Red Cross consecutively for 5 years throughout college because I was a ARC swim instructor for the City of New York (yup, that was my part time job!). However, for hospitals, they require BLS certification from the American Heart Association. Since I knew the sequence and the ARC and AHA requirements are nearly identical, and I didn’t want to shell out more money, I tried out an online BLS certification.
There were videos for review and I passed the x item test. I got the certificate in the mail. I gave it to my hospital and they accepted it. Woot!
Anyway, the reason I’m writing about my online CPR/AED BLS certification course is because through ACLS Medical Training, I am able to offer a giveaway!! ONE free BLS, ACLS, or PALS course == you pick (worth up to $275). This is an honor of National Nurses Week (and yes, I realize that I’m a week late but hey, free stuff is still free stuff!!).
Personally, I did my first ACLS class during my orientation for critical care in class. I liked the hands on aspect of it and I’m not sure if I would be comfortable doing it online. Prior to the first class, we had to complete a pretest getting 80% or higher using the code ‘compression‘. It’s helpful to have the algorithms in front of you.
I think an online course is good for people who have had a lot of experience with CPR/AED. Anyway, I’ve never used this before so here it goes. Enter into the raffle. The giveaway ends May 22.