BLS Certification in Buffalo

Red Cross BLS classes in Buffalo make it possible to get certified in as little as 4.5 hours. However, if you choose to work with the Red Cross to develop a group training session that also incorporates your local protocols, your time in class may be extended. All classes use real-life emergency scenarios to help you learn how to perform CPR, use an AED, and relieve obstructed airways for adults, children and infants. In addition, our classes will help you, and your team, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can help you improve patient outcomes.

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When you enlist the help of the Red Cross for your team's BLS training in Buffalo, you'll not only get certified, experienced instructors who can help you train in real-world scenarios, but you'll also gain the ability to customize your training for your team. Because our classes are modular and flexible, our instructors can work with you to insert local protocols into your coursework. This enables your team to work through situations as they would actually respond, which will make their training more meaningful to them and the community they serve.

With our Basic Life Support (BLS) classes in Buffalo, you can learn how to safely and effectively respond to medical emergencies in your community. Designed for first responders and medical professionals, our BLS courses give you access to new techniques and information so you can sharpen your skills, provide care to those in need, and help improve patient outcomes.

After successfully completing your BLS classes in Buffalo, your certification will be valid for two years. However, if you don't use the skills you've learned, they're easy to forget. That's why we've developed a number of BLS refresher materials, including games, quizzes and videos that you can access at any time. This way, you'll be ready to help when your community needs you most.

At the American Red Cross, our Buffalo BLS classes are designed specifically for healthcare providers and first responders who are faced with a myriad of situations every day. To help prepare you to respond appropriately, and in a way that offers the best possible patient outcomes, our courses cover a wide range of topics, including CPR, First Aid, and AED usage, as well as scene safety and assessment, critical thinking, problem solving, communication and teamwork, the emergency medical services system, legal considerations, and more.

At the Red Cross, we not only offer BLS classes in Buffalo, 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 Lay First Aid/CPR/AED, Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Babysitting, Lifeguarding, and more.

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.

To augment your Buffalo BLS training experience, we've developed step-by-step guides and a BLS Handbook that you can use during class and long after your training has ended. In our handbook we've outlined emergency procedures in detail, and in a way that reflects real-life scenarios. This way, you can learn how, or remember how, to provide the best possible care to those in need.

In Buffalo, BLS classes from the American Red Cross are available for individuals and groups, in person (only) or in a blended online/in-person environment. However, regardless of who you learn with, or how you choose to take your classes, you'll get the same exceptional instruction. That's because all of our classes are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, which is comprised of more than 50 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.