Choose The Right Course (BLS, CPR, AED, ACLS, PALS)

Choose The Right Course

As a healthcare professional, you likely need lots of training and certifications in order to get your dream job, keep your license, or learn more about your field. However, with so many courses out there, it can be tricky to know which course (or courses) to choose. To help you navigate course selection, we’ve created this handy guide organized by course. Just scroll to each course and see if your profession is listed.

Why It’s Important to Choose The Right Course

Many courses cover similar topics, but there are nuances between each. In order to receive the best possible training for your job, it’s important to select a class that will equip you with the right knowledge. For example, if you’re working with infants and children, you’ll need to know different techniques than someone who exclusively works with adults. If you’re working in a hospital, you might need to know a different set of skills than a lifeguard or a firefighter.

ACLS Certification

In an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification course, you’ll learn topics related to cardiovascular emergencies like how to recognize the signs of cardiac arrest, airway management, and leading a resuscitation team. It’s recommended for:

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (including AED)

Basic Life Support (BLS) training covers adult, infant, and child CPR, caring for choking victims, proper AED use, and much more. Nearly anyone working in a medical setting should receive BLS training, CPR, and AED including:

CPR, AED, and First Aid

As one of the most popular training courses, CPR, AED, and First Aid courses are a great option for anyone looking to get CPR certified. Many laypeople take this course as a step towards emergency preparedness, such as:

PALS Certification

Because it covers care for infants and children, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification is a great option for anyone who may work with pediatric patients such as:

ECG and Pharmacology

Training in ECG and pharmacology provides a fantastic overview of cardiovascular emergencies. Anyone who might need to read a heart monitor, take ECG measurements, and other related skills can benefit from this course, such as:

Hospital Fire Safety

You never know when a fire emergency can occur, and there are special considerations to keep in mind should a fire start in a hospital setting. Anyone who works at a hospital should receive hospital fire safety training, including:


Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) is another important certification for any medical professional who might work with young children in emergency settings, including:

Pediatric CPR and First Aid

It is essential for anyone who works with children––including non-medical personnel––to receive Pediatric CPR and First Aid Training, including:

NRP (Neonate Resuscitation Program)

By completing a Neonate Resuscitation Program (NRP), you’ll receive training on how to use neonatal resuscitation equipment and related topics. This course is strongly recommended for anyone involved in the delivery and care of newborns, such as:

Take A Course at SureFire CPR

No matter which course you need, you can rest assured that SureFire CPR is a great place to take it! With engaging lessons, real-world stories, and hands-on practice, our courses will leave you feeling confident in your new skills and set you up for success in your medical career. You can sign up for our courses at a variety of times, dates, and locations across Southern California. We also offer group courses, lessons taught in Spanish, online classes, and more!

To learn more about any of our courses, contact us today.


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