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BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers


BLS for Healthcare Providers – Classroom

National Nursing Institute offers Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Classroom Course to provide healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner, as well as other lifesaving skills in a wide variety of in- and out-of-hospital settings.

Basic Life Support training reinforces healthcare professionals’ understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED, and the role of each in the Chain of Survival.

CPR Facts and Stats

CPR & Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Fact Sheet

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Anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, a large percent of us may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home because home is exactly where the majority of cardiac arrests occur. Put it very simply: The life you save with CPR is most likely to be someone you love.

The National Nursing Institute encourages everybody to learn CPR. Once you have learned CPR, give five people you care about the power to save lives by equipping them to act quickly in a crisis.

Don’t be afraid; your actions can only help. If you see an unresponsive adult who is not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911 and push hard and fast on the center of the chest.

Why Learn CPR?

Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time.

  • Nearly 326,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.
  • Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.
  • Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack.
  • Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating.
  • A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.

Who Can You Save With CPR?

The life you save with CPR is most likely to be a loved one.

  • Four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home.
  • Statistically speaking, if called on to administer CPR in an emergency, the life you save is likely to be someone at home: a child, a spouse, a parent, or a friend.
  • African-Americans are almost twice as likely to experience cardiac arrest at home, work, or in another public location than Caucasians, and their survival rates are twice as poor as for Caucasians.

Why Take Action?

  • Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths.
  • Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.
  • Sadly, less than eight percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.
  • The American Heart Association trains more than 12 million people in CPR annually to equip Americans with the skills they need to perform bystander CPR.

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We aim to provide you with the education and training you need to become a successful healthcare provider. Contact us to learn more!