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Tip of the Week: Basic Life Support and First Aid Training

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is a relatively short training course required of many health professionals to help revive, resuscitate, or sustain a person who is experiencing cardiac arrest or respiratory failure of some sort. This could include a drowning victim, heart attack or stroke patient, or any scenario where breathing or heartbeat have been compromised. The primary skills taught in the BLS course include basic mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and CPR (chest compressions to circulate blood). Be aware that First Aid training is NOT included in BLS certification. In order to meet the Child Care Licensing requirements for both CPR and First Aid, you must complete at least two hours in EACH topic. Membership applications for individuals applying for Level 1 on The Nevada Registry’s Career Ladder will not be considered complete until both topics have been completed.

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