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CPR Certification Requirements for Dentists in Louisiana


Louisiana 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 Dentists in the state of Louisiana.
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Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Louisiana



  • Dentists and Dental Assistants in Louisiana are required to have a Healthcare Provider level CPR/BLS (Basic Life Support) certification.
  • The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry requires Healthcare Provider level BLS/CPR, AED with practical skills component.
  • Most employers will require a Healthcare Provider level BLS/CPR.
  • For continuing education; Dentists and Dental Assistants can claim 4 basic CE credits for BLS/CPR Certification with a practical portion from these national agencies;
 

Course Content


Dentists and Dental Assistants in Louisiana usually 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 Dentists may also need a First Aid course as well, but this is determined by the employer.



Delivery Modality

Dentists and Dental Assistants in Louisiana are required to do the Basic Life Support level of CPR certification for Healthcare Providers that 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 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:

State Board of Dentistry

Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Louisiana:

The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry requires CPR certification with practical skills component that adheres to the Healthcare Provider level training standards of AHA/ECC or its equivalent.

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Board Statement:

770. Renewals; requirements
(3) Any dentist or dental hygienist applying for renewal of a license shall present satisfactory evidence with the license renewal application form that he is currently certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course "C" Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers as defined by the American Heart Association, the Red Cross Professional Rescue Course, or an equivalent.

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Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Louisiana:

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.

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Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)

Summary of CPR Certification Requirements for Louisiana:

DANB requires Dental Assistant professionals to maintain a CPR certification for Healthcare Providers that includes practical skills evaluation. DANB accepted providers listed here.

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Board Statement:

Recertification Requirements:
1. Earn CDE credits every year. Earning Continuing Dental Education (CDE) credits is one requirement for DANB recertification. There are a variety of ways to earn CDE credits, including in-person and online.
2. Hold current DANB-accepted CPR certification. All DANB certificants must have current CPR, BLS or ACLS certification from a DANB-accepted provider.

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