Question: Is BLS certification same as CPR?

Basic life support (BLS) includes CPR but is an overall higher level of medical care typically administered by public safety professionals, first responders, paramedics, healthcare providers, and qualified bystanders.

What is the difference between BLS and CPR certification?

The difference between BLS and CPR is that the BLS class is an advanced CPR AED course. BLS is an abbreviation for Basic Life Support. The BLS CPR AED is a healthcare level CPR. If you are not a medical/healthcare professional the best course for you would be a standard CPR AED course with or without First aid.

Is CPR a BLS?

What is BLS? Basic life support (BLS) includes CPR but is an overall higher level of medical care typically administered by public safety professionals, first responders, paramedics, healthcare providers, and qualified bystanders.

How long does it take to get BLS certified?

about 4-5 hours BLS certification courses typically take about 4-5 hours to complete (though in some cases, it can be completed in as little as 2 hours).

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