BLS Certification in Long Island

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Basic Life Support (BLS) classes in Long Island 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.

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 Long Island BLS classes, our Simulation Learning course makes it easy to learn the latest in CPR and AED usage, problem solving and team dynamics. 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.

In Long Island, 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 Long Island, 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.

In Long Island, 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.

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 Long Island 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.

To augment your Long Island 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.

At the American Red Cross we've trained first responders and medical professionals for more than 100 years, and our Long Island BLS certification courses are an extension of that legacy. Developed with the latest science and best practices in mind, our courses give you the training you need to help in an emergency.

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