Life Support Courses

Life support courses are available for LJCMC staff and affiliate patient care providers. For more information, e-mail or call the Education Department at (985) 873-1819. Employees may register for Life Support Courses through Classes and Events in W.I.L.M.A. All life support classes are held in the Education Building.Basic Life Support (BLS)

Healthcare Provider BLS is available for direct patient care personnel. The four-hour initial course for the beginner is scheduled as needed. The 3-hour renewal course is offered bi-monthly. CPR mask required.

Pre-Requisite for renewal course: Healthcare Provider BLS

Renewal BLS courses are also available on-line through the American Heart Association®.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

ACLS Provider courses are offered quarterly for direct patient care personnel. The target audience includes nurses, physicians, physician extenders, respiratory therapists, and EKG staff. Advanced enrollment and preparation are required. ACLS books may be purchased through the LJCMC Business Office.

Pre-Requisite: Healthcare Provider BLS

Renewal ACLS courses are also available on-line through the American Heart Association®.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

PALS Provider courses are offered quarterly for direct patient care personnel. The target audience includes nurses, physicians, physician extenders, respiratory therapists, and EKG staff. Advanced enrollment and preparation are required. PALS books may be purchased through the LJCMC Business Office.

Pre-Requisite: Healthcare Provider BLS

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

NRP Provider courses are scheduled through the Nursery. For more information, contact Kelly Guidry at (985) 873-2465.

The American Heart Association® is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.