BLS Training

American Red Cross BLS training classes can help you safely and effectively respond to medical emergencies in your community. By blending reading and lecture with hands-on experience, our Basic Life Support training allows you to learn new techniques and sharpen your skills so you can deliver care to those in need and help improve patient outcomes. Available for individuals and teams, our BLS courses are modular and flexible – and can help you meet your organization's standards for care.

Available Courses

Designed specifically for healthcare professionals and first-responders, our BLS courses deliver information and skills training on:
  • Scene Safety & Assessment
  • CPR/AED Use for Adults, Children and Infants
  • Obstructed Airways
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication and Teamwork
  • The Emergency Medical Services System
  • Legal Considerations
  • Precautions
Red Cross BLS training is modular – providing you and your teams with the flexibility to insert local protocols into your coursework. This way, you can train the way you actually respond to situations and focus on your teams' specific training needs.

Taking BLS Classes
With our in-person classes and innovative blended learning opportunities, which combine online work with hands-on training, individuals and organizations who wish to train as a team can easily select the right solutions for their schedules and learning styles.

Why Train with the Red Cross
For more than a century, we've prepared people to respond to emergencies of all sizes – from the everyday to the large disaster. As part of the Red Cross BLS training program, you'll join the millions we train every year and learn the skills that can save a life.

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