BLS Certification in Ann Arbor

First responders and healthcare providers deliver life-saving care in times of need, and at the Red Cross, we have more than 100 years of experience in training individuals who will be there when you need them most. When you join one of our Ann Arbor BLS training classes, you'll not only learn from experience professionals who understand the situations that you'll face every day, but you can rest assured that the information and techniques discussed in class are both proven, and at the forefront of innovation. After all, every course we offer, including our BLS classes, are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the renowned Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council.

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Basic Life Support classes in Ann Arbor make it easy for healthcare and public safety professionals to meet a variety of certification and licensing requirements. In addition to providing students with best practices, proven techniques and the latest information, our BLS curriculum allows students to develop their critical thinking and teamwork skills. Our courses also give students the opportunity to work on reflection and debriefing, which can to strengthen their overall learning and improve their work experience.

In Ann Arbor, our BLS classes deliver the information you need to work efficiently and effectively, and improve patient outcomes. When you sign up for in-person BLS training, you'll spend approximately 4.5 hours learning the latest information and studying the newest techniques. From CPR and AED usage, to problem solving and team dynamics, our classes cover it all in a way that's easy to understand and easy to implement.

Designed for those who prefer to study at their own pace, our innovative Simulation Learning experience blends online coursework with in-person skills sessions, so you can learn your way. Featuring all of the same information as our in-person Ann Arbor BLS classes, our Simulation Learning course makes it easy to learn the latest in CPR and AED usage, team dynamics, and problem solving. And with our in-person skills sessions, you'll be able to demonstrate your skills to a trained instructor and, upon successful completion, earn full certification.

Although you hope that no one ever needs your services, as a BLS practitioner it's your job to be prepared to respond quickly, and appropriately. In order to do so, you must maintain your skills long after your Ann Arbor BLS training has ended. In order to help you stay ready to respond, we've outlined some high-level steps that apply to most scenarios, and offer a wide range of reference materials that you can use to remind yourself of the steps required during specific situations.

In Ann Arbor, BLS certifications are valid for two years. If your certifications are nearing their expiration date, or are within 30 days of expiring, you can take an abbreviated course that will allow you to learn the latest information and sharpen your skills, and renew your credentials for two more years.

At the Red Cross, we not only offer BLS classes in Ann Arbor, but we make it possible for you to become a trainer, and proctor certifications for members of your own organization and your community. To help you become a Red Cross trainer, we will recognize your current instructor certifications and offer free instructor bridging. Along with our portfolio of BLS classes, we are a leading provider of OSHA-compliant health and safety training, offering a wide range of training programs to our partners, including First Aid, CPR / AED, Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Babysitting, and more.

When you sign up for BLS training in Ann Arbor from The American Red Cross, you'll have the support and expertise of an organization that's been training first responders and medical professionals for more than a century. Every class administered by the Red Cross is taught by trained professionals, and our curriculum is developed with the guidance, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, which is dedicated to ensuring that all of our courses are built around the best science, and best practices available.