Honolulu CPR is one the best CPR training centers in Hawaii. With classes available all day, trainees continually fill up out schedules. You will learn different topics and skills regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation in courses you sign up for with us. Choose one out of eight training courses to become a trained CPR rescuer. You can visit the Honolulu CPR website and sign up for basic and advanced CPR training.
Visit the Honolulu CPR website and look for the application form you can fill out online. The website also has our complete contact details that you can use to call or e-mail us with if you have any inquiries.
The difference between BLS and ALS training
At Honolulu CPR we categorize our courses into Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support. These two are concepts created by the American Heart Association. They were used to guide rescuers and healthcare providers and professionals when managing cases of cardiac arrest. Basic Life Support is named exactly according to its content: basic CPR skills. A basic CPR lesson involves teach the trainees about how to give chest compressions and rescue breaths correctly.
The main difference between BLS and ALS training is that BLS training only teaches students to stabilize or manage a case of cardiac arrest before medical help arrives. ALS courses are only for healthcare providers, teaching them how to medically manage cardiac arrest. Medical management involves medication, ventilatory and other support equipment, and diagnostic exams. In other words, while BLS is for management before medical help arrives, ALS is management done by medical help.
Our training programs
- Basic CPR and first aid – 4 hours, for the general public
- Basic CPR and first aid (C) – 4.5 hours, for healthcare providers
- Basic Life Support for HCPs – 4.5 hours, for healthcare providers
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support – 16 hours, for healthcare providers
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support – 14 hours, for healthcare providers
We require our trainees to have the following requirements when signing up for ALS training:
- Basic Life Support for HCPs training certificate
- A pass on the pre-test
There are no requirements for any of the BLS programs. A nice thing to know is that we don’t require students in the general public class to take the certification exam at the end of the training. The certification exam for general public classes are just skills tests while the exams for the HCP classes have a skills test and a written exam.
We award all our trainees with training certificates once they finish training. The certificates are valid for three years before they need to be renewed through a re-certification class. Re-certification classes are only available for the following courses: (1) Basic Life Support for HCPs, (2) ACLS, and (3) PALS training.
Only rescuers whose certificates have not yet expired can sign up for this kind of training (re-certification). If the rescuer’s certificate has expired, he has to retake the training program instead of just re-certification.