BLS Training for Healthcare and Public Safety

A better BLS product at a better price. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) uses a scenario-based approach to develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills that drive better patient outcomes. Consistent with AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC. Covers breathing and cardiac emergencies – including CPR, AED, and obstructed airway – for adult, child, and infant patients. Free, two-year digital “Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers” certificate upon course completion. Courses delivered nationwide by our expert instructors. With the flexibility to complete part of your training online through our dynamic Simulation Learning, get your BLS certification when and where you need it. Click here to view and download the American Red Cross BLS Provider Handbook for free.

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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - Classroom
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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - Simulation Learning

Flexibility to Fit Your Training Needs

Get more out of your training time. With Red Cross BLS, a modular course design gives you the flexibility you need and allows you to insert local protocols so you can train the way you actually respond.

We offer a variety of course lengths providing you the lesson plans and tools you need to train new learners and to re-certify experienced providers.

Our blended learning program combines dynamic online Simulation Learning with in-person skills sessions.

Visit redcross.org/bls to learn more.

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Become a Red Cross Training Partner

Convenient. Effective. Affordable.

We recognize your current instructor certifications and our free instructor bridging allows you to be certified today so you can start teaching tomorrow.

In addition to BLS, we are the leading provider of OSHA-compliant health and safety training, offering a broad portfolio of training programs to our partners including Lay First Aid/CPR/AED, Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Babysitting, Lifeguarding, and much more!

With a local account manager, national call center, online instructor portal, and Red Cross Store, we provide all the support, tools, equipment, and materials you need to train your staff, crew, and community.Click here to learn more about the benefits of being a Red Cross Training Partner.

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Red Cross Certification Made Simple. Fast. Easy. Digital.

The American Red Cross certification process is fast, simple and easy. With Red Cross Digital Certificates you get anytime, anywhere access to your certificates; plus print, share, and download wherever and whenever you like. Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Red Cross Account. Each Red Cross certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid. Class participants and employers can visit redcross.org/confirm and enter the ID found on the digital certificate (or scan the QR code with a standard QR reader using a smart device) to access a copy of the valid certificate with student training information. Click here for instructions on accessing your certificate.

Help Promote Health and Safety in our Community

In addition to Basic Life Support, we offer a variety of health and safety training programs – including First Aid/CPR/AED, Babysitter Training, and Aquatics programs. This allows us to promote a safer community by helping equip our neighbors, schools, and workplaces with the training they need to be prepared to respond to an emergency. Our suite of award-winning mobile applications provide crucial safety and preparedness resources that helps communities be prepared in the case of emergency. Proceeds from Red Cross training support the life-saving mission of the American Red Cross.