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Difference Between BLS Instructor vs. HeartSaver Instructor

By June 11, 2020December 23rd, 2020No Comments

What are the differences?

The AHA offers two different CPR classes that target different professions or types of responders.

HeartSaver Instructor

HeartSaver is a family of classes that include CPR/AED, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens.

The AHA HeartSaver courses are formatted for individuals working in a non-healthcare field who may be required to have a certification for their job.

BLS Instructor

BLS stands for Basic Life Support which covers CPR/AED with advanced techniques for team rescuers.

AHA BLS is targeted towards licensed healthcare professionals and healthcare students who are required by their state licensing board or employer to have a CPR certification.

BLS Instructors are given the highest training of a CPR Instructor. As a BLS Instructor, an individual can teach all classes which include:

For more information about becoming a CPR Instructor, you can visit Prime Medical Training or search the AHA’s national database for CPR Instructor classes.

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