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CPR Certification Requirements for Dental Hygienists in Rhode Island


Rhode Island is a unique and special state, and it’s one of the states that has recently seen a surge of support for online-based CPR certification in recent years. 

Just like any state, it’s important to know what the acceptance is for online CPR certifications. Below we’ve prepared a list of the specific approvals of ProTrainings courses for Dental Hygienists in the state of Rhode Island.
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Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Rhode Island



  • Dental Hygienists in Rhode Island are required to have a Healthcare Provider level CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support) certification.
  • The Rhode Island State Board of Examiners in Dentistry requires Healthcare Provider level BLS/CPR, AED with practical skills component.
  • Most employers will require a Healthcare Provider level BLS/CPR.
  • Dental Hygienists are able to claim continuing education credits for BLS/CPR Certification from these nationally recognized qualifying agencies;
 

Course Content


Dental Hygienists in Rhode Island 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.



Delivery Modality

Dental Hygienists in Rhode Island 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.

List of ALL Board and approval bodies:

Board of Dentistry

Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Rhode Island:

The Rhode Island State Board of Examiners in Dentistry requires CPR certification with practical skills component that is accepted by the Board and adheres to the Healthcare Provider level training standards of AHA/ECC or its equivalent.

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Board Statement:

216-RICR-40-05-2
2.6 Continuing Education - Dentists
2.7.5 Continuing Education - Dental Hygienists
2.7.8 Continuing Education and Training of Dental Assistants

All Dentists/Dental Hygienist/Dental Assistants practicing in a dental setting shall hold a current certificate of completion from an approved course in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers that includes a hands-on skill component and conforms to the current American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC), and is offered by any accredited agency approved by the Board.

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Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Rhode Island:

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.

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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.

Board Req. Board Info

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Our online CPR and first aid certification resources can be used to facilitate classroom training, skills practice, and continuing education.

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