CPR Class Content Requirements for Iowa Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienists in Iowa need a Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification at the Healthcare Provider level. Required skills include; Adult, child and infant CPR, AED, and use of a bag-valve-mask. Some Dental Hygienists may also need a First Aid course as well, but this is determined by the employer.


Dental Board CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

The Iowa Dental Board requires Healthcare Provider level CPR certification with practical skills component that is accepted by the Board, AGD/PACE, or ADA/CERP approved.

Board Statement

ARC 3489C
25.4(3) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Licensees and registrants shall furnish evidence of valid certification for CPR, which shall be credited toward the continuing education requirement for renewal of the license, faculty permit or registration. Such evidence shall be filed at the time of renewal of the license, faculty permit or registration. Valid certification means certification by an organization on an annual basis or, if that certifying organization requires certification on a less frequent basis, evidence that the licensee or registrant has been properly certified for each year covered by the renewal period. In addition, the course must include a clinical component. Credit hours awarded for certification in CPR shall not exceed three hours of required continuing education hours per biennium.

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Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

AGD requires to maintain CPR for Healthcare Providers that includes practical skills evaluation component that is approved through the AGD Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) program. AGD PACE accredited organizations listed here.

Board Statement

142 Medical emergency training and CPR
Training to ensure appropriate action in the event of an unexpected injury or illness occurring during dental treatment or within the dental office. Training topics may include medical emergency prevention; development of an action plan, recognition of patient distress and emergency drugs and equipment.

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Choose Your CPR Training Method

Dental Hygienists in Iowa are required to do the Basic Life Support level of CPR certification for Healthcare Providers that usually includes a practical skills evaluation through a classroom or blended training process. 100% online CPR will only be an option upon the discretion of the employer or institution and is not always accepted by the state licensing department or for continuing education credits.

Some employers may require a specific type of training or may leave it up to the state’s requirement. If you are not certain of your employer's requirement, make sure to check with them about both the training type and the required course content.

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Nationally Approved

US Coast Guard
CAPCE
Academy of General Dentistry
Dental Assisting National Board