Healthcare Training

Whether you are a new graduate, entering a new clinical rotation, or simply need a certificate renewal, the American Red Cross, American Heart Association (AHA), and OSHA all require you to undergo CPR, basic life support (BLS), and first aid training at various levels. Every healthcare professional must have some level of public safety training, including nurses, paramedics, dentists, pre-med students, occupational therapy providers, and new graduates. This requirement is partially due to industry standards that the AHA and Red Cross set, but it’s also a requirement of most healthcare industry employees. Not only that, but CPR, EMS, and first aid training can save a life in the face of an emergency. For all CPR, First Aid, and BLS certification in Rochester, MN and the surrounding Southeast Minnesota areas, CPR4 Life MN provides comprehensive healthcare training. Once the course is completed you will receive a valid 2-year certification through the Red Cross and AHA. Our courses meet employer requirements for professionals working in structured positions in the healthcare field, coordinating with doctors, nurses, EMTs, and others as a team, and responding to more detailed and higher-risk scenarios with basic life support and emergency care.

Unlike CPR/AED training, courses for a two-year BLS certification are designed for professional rescuers who already have full public safety and healthcare backgrounds, including those with degrees and experience, new graduates, and medical students. These courses ensure working and learning care providers can meet Red Cross, OSHA, AHA, college program, and employer standards for BLS, CPR, first aid, and other essential healthcare systems in emergency situations. BLS certificate courses also incorporate the use of specialized medical and lifesaving equipment into standard response practices.

CPR4 Life MN healthcare training for BLS certification provides flexible training and scheduling for professionals in the field and for new graduates not yet employed. We offer blended learning programs with options for:
  • partial online and in-person classes,
  • renewal courses that don’t require full skills review,
  • and continuing education resources for certificate holders so they can keep up with industry standards and best practices.

The following BLS course components can be incorporated into your flexible learning schedule to best meet the certification requirements of your college program, your employer, or your own goals:
  • Basic Life Support from the AHA
  • Advanced Cardiac Support from the AHA and Red Cross
  • Adult and/or Pediatric CPR/AED
  • Adult and/or Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
  • General First Aid
  • First Aid for Severe Trauma
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Life-Threatening Bleeding and Tourniquet Application
  • Head, Neck, Muscle, Bone, and Joint Injuries and Splinting
  • Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto-Injector Administration
  • Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Administration

For pre-employment certification, pre-med program requirements, clinical rotations, nursing, dentistry, EMS, paramedics, new graduate training, health care employer requirements, occupational and physical therapy, and more, CPR4 Life MN courses for BLS certification offer comprehensive learning following national standards.

Colleges that are part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the Mayo School of Health Sciences.

To learn more about our healthcare training for CPR, BLS, first aid, and more, contact CPR4 Life MN at or (507) 369-6422. Click here to join a class today.