BLS Certification in Colorado

At the American Red Cross, BLS training in Colorado is designed for those who are currently employed or who are seeking employment as a first responder or healthcare professional. In addition, classes are available for teams and organizations, such as fire crews and police departments. Explore the Colorado BLS classes in your area, or inquire about customized training for your department, and stay up to date on the latest techniques and protocols.

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The Red Cross delivers BLS training in Colorado that meets all the requirements for certification. Available in a traditional classroom setting or via our blended Simulation Learning, which combines online coursework with in-person skills sessions, all of our BLS classes are built around standard scientific learning objectives and the latest medical information and techniques. Explore the classes available near you and earn your Colorado BLS certification.

As a BLS practitioner it's your job to be prepared to respond quickly, and appropriately. In order to do so, you'll need to perform some steps during every incident, and others only an as-needed basis. In order to help keep your memory and your skills fresh after completing your BLS classes in Colorado, we've outlined some high-level steps that apply to most scenarios, and created reference materials that you can use to study the steps required for specific situations.

Because your certification is only valid for two years, Colorado BLS training isn't a one-time process. In order to maintain your credentials, certificate holders who are nearing the end of their certification period, or those whose certifications are within 30 days of expiring, must take a BLS renewal course to avoid a lapse in certification. Once successfully completed your BLS certification will be extended by two more years. The Red Cross offers online and in-person renewal courses so you can choose the right class for the way you learn.

In addition to offering BLS training in Colorado for healthcare providers and first responders, we also offer classes to help you become a certified Red Cross BLS instructor. Not only can this certification allow you to teach BLS classes to your own crews and/or teams, but it allows you to deliver training to others across the state.

Our Colorado BLS certification courses allow healthcare and public safety professionals to provide life-saving care to those in need. Our curriculum includes all of the standard scientific learning objectives necessary in professional resuscitation courses, but also encourages you to develop critical thinking and teamwork skills, and work on reflection and debriefing. All of our BLS courses for healthcare providers are modular and flexible, and can be tailored to suit your department's protocols.

All of our Colorado, BLS training classes 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 include the best science, and the best practices available.