Code 3 Safety & Training is the preferred on-site delivery option for your employees’ BLS and CPR and First Aid training in the Northwest. We are a safety & training company that was organized in 2006 by a career Firefighter & EMT with an emphasis on expertly delivered training in Portland, Oregon and the Vancouver, Washington region. Our friendly training staff includes working and retired paramedics and EMTs’ who have performed CPR in the community hundreds of times. We know what it is like to respond to a cardiac arrest and other emergencies and will relate that experience to you, increasing the benefit to your staff and residents’.

We provide healthcare provider BLS classes and CPR and first aid training in assisted living and nursing homes throughout the Vancouver, Wa area. Our convenient on-site courses have no added fees, making it easy and affordable for your staff to keep up on CPR training in an organized and timely manner. We have the knowledge and experience to discuss appropriate patient transfer and care for all medical emergencies. Code 3 Safety & Training will create a comprehensive “crash cart” that includes supplies to maximize the effectiveness of your CPR and First Aid training. Through competent training in CPR and the use of your AED, CPR performance will be enhanced, making the transition between your staff and 911 responders efficient and patient outcome more positive. We are truly a full-service on-site BLS and CPR and First Aid training provider. We have the infrastructure and the experience to create a solution that works for you.

Please select from one of the two-course types below (Traditional or Blended) and reserve your next BLS, CPR-AED, First Aid and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens certification with Code 3 Safety & Training!

Federal and State Regulatory information:

Basic life support requirements.

BLS educational requirements are governed by your credentialing source and the state licensing board requirements which govern your practice and patient care guidelines.

Note: Front desk personnel should be trained in BLS CPR and the use of an AED due to the possibility that patients in the waiting area may experience cardiac arrest and will likely be met first with the non-medical office staff. The first employee to arrive at the side of the SCA patient should be knowledgeable in patient assessment and initiate compressions immediately, without delay for the SCA patient. Once medical staff arrive, they may be relieved of their duties if enough staff are present to adequately provide compressions, use the AED and ventilate with the BVM/oxygen provided.

OSHA requirements for general workplaces.

Legal requirements vary throughout the country, and across various industries. OSHA states:

“In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available.”

Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
(29 CFR 1910.1030)

This is the most frequently requested and referenced OSHA standard affecting medical and dental offices. Some basic requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard include:

  • A written exposure control plan, to be updated annually
  • Use of universal precautions
  • Consideration, implementation, and use of safer, engineered needles and sharps
  • Use of engineering and work practice controls and appropriate personal protective equipment (gloves, face and eye protection, gowns)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine provided to exposed employees at no cost
  • Medical follow-up in the event of an “exposure incident”
  • Use of labels or color-coding for items such as sharps disposal boxes and containers for regulated waste, contaminated laundry, and certain specimens.
  • Employee training.
  • Proper containment of all regulated waste

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