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When someone suffers a sudden cardiac emergency, his or her chances of survival are reduced by approximately 10% for each minute that defibrillation is delayed. And with the average response time of first responders once 911 is called registering at between 8 and 12 minutes, you can see that knowing how to use an AED is critical. That's why the American Red Cross offers a range of options for AED training in Oakland. With online-only and in-person classes, plus our blended Simulation Learning, we make it easy to get the training you need to help in times of crisis.
The Red Cross not only offers Oakland AED classes for individuals, but we also deliver industry-leading AED training for those who work in healthcare. Whether you're a first-responder, CNA, nurse or doctor, our training opportunities allow you to learn the latest information and proven techniques for providing care during times of crisis.
At the Red Cross, we offer AED training in Oakland for students and administrators. Through our special schools program, your faculty and students can learn how to properly use an AED, and be ready to help when every moment counts. School courses result in full two-year certification, and all participants will have access to our online refresher materials, which can help keep their skills sharp long after their AED training has ended.
Red Cross AED classes in Oakland are designed and taught by experts who can help you learn to provide care during times of crisis. Our courses are not only OSHA compliant, but they're also fast, easy, informative and affordable. And when you choose the in-person or blended Simulation Learning courses, you'll receive full certification that's valid for two years. This can help satisfy your employer's safety requirements and make you an even more valuable member of your team.
The skills necessary for saving a life can easily be forgotten if you don't use them regularly. That's why, after completing our AED classes in Oakland, you'll receive free online access to a range of refresher materials. With interactive quizzes, games and videos that you can use at any time during your two-year certification period, our refresher materials make it easy to keep your skills sharp and ready for anything.
In order to give you the information you need to provide care during times of crisis, our Oakland AED classes also include instruction on, and certification in, First Aid and CPR. And although these classes offer a wide range of information, they take just a few short hours to complete. In addition, our in-person and Simulation Learning courses on AED, First Aid and CPR are OSHA compliant and result in full certification, which is valid for two years.
When you sign up for AED training in Oakland from The American Red Cross, you'll have access to the support and expertise of organization that's been training individuals, medical professionals and first responders for more than a century. Every Red Cross class is taught by trained professionals, and all of our courses are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. This 50+member panel is comprised of nationally-recognized medical, scientific, and academic experts who are dedicated to ensuring that all of our courses are built around the best science, and best practices available.