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An AED is an automated external defibrillator. It a portable device that not only checks the heart's rhythm, but can analyze it and send the appropriate type of electric shock to the heart in an attempt to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to help treat someone suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest. They're commonly found at government buildings, shopping centers, airports and other places of business. Sign up for AED classes in Ann Arbor from the American Red Cross and learn how you can use them to help save a life.
AED classes in Ann Arbor take just a few short hours to complete, but can mean all the difference to those in need. Regardless of which type of class you enroll in, in-person, blended Simulation Learning, or online-only, you'll receive thorough instruction on when, why, and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Our in-person and blended courses also include hands-on skills sessions to help you put your knowledge to the test, while our online-only courses give you activities to complete that will challenge your skills.
Note: Only our in-person and blended Simulation Learning courses may meet workplace requirements for AED certification. Please check with your employer prior to enrolling.
In order to give you the information you need to provide care to someone in need, our Ann Arbor 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.
The Red Cross not only offers Ann Arbor 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.
If you don't often use the skills you've learned in our AED classes in Ann Arbor, it's easy to forget how and when to use an automated external defibrillator. In order to keep your memory fresh, we've created a printable document that outlines the steps necessary for providing life-saving care. This way, you can keep the instructions in a binder, on your refrigerator, at your desk or in your bag, and refer to them from time to time so that you're ready to help when it's needed most.
For more than 100 years, the American Red Cross has trained individuals, organizations, first responders, and medical professionals on the best practices for delivering excellent care. And our Ann Arbor AED certification courses are part of that legacy. Developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, our AED courses provide you with the latest science and proven techniques so that you can help when it's needed most.