AED Certification in Birmingham
If you've ever wanted to learn how to help when it's needed most, a great place to start is with AED training in Birmingham from the American Red Cross. Classes take just a few short hours to complete, but the information you'll learn and the skills you'll have once your class is complete, can truly help save a life.
Our Birmingham AED classes can not only help you learn when to use an AED, but how to use one properly. After all, AEDs should only be used on a person who is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest – and recognizing the signs and symptoms associated with sudden cardiac arrest isn't always as cut and dry as you'd think. That's why our instructors take the time to address the all of the information you'll need in order to deliver the right type of care during times of crisis.
Sudden cardiac arrest isn't just a problem for the elderly or the infirm. It can happen to anyone – including kids and infants – which is why most of our AED classes in Birmingham include how to use an automated external defibrillator on children and infants, as well as adults. Classes are available online, in person, and via our blended Simulation Learning experience, which combines online coursework with an in-person skills session. This way, you can learn the way that suits you (and your schedule) best. If your job requires full OSHA-compliant certification, then an in-person or Simulation Learning course will be necessary to achieve your goal. However, if OSHA-compliant certification isn't required, then an online-only course will suffice. Check our newest class schedule to find the training you need.
Police, firefighters, EMS, nurses and other healthcare professionals have a duty to respond when help is needed – which is why we offer AED classes in Birmingham that are designed specifically for professional rescuers and healthcare providers. During these classes, participants will learn how to care for adults, children and infants suffering from breathing and/or cardiac emergencies. Classes are taught by knowledgeable professionals who can talk you through scenarios and share the latest science-based learning. In addition, during the skills session, the instructor will help you perfect your techniques and deliver care that can improve patient outcomes. To sign up for training in your area, check our newest class schedule.
After completing your AED training in Birmingham, maintaining your skills is critical. After all, like anything, if you don't use them regularly, they're easy to forget. That's why we encourage all of our AED students to use the activities available in the Red Cross Refresher Center. With our short interactive activities, you can test your knowledge any time, and keep your skills sharp – so you'll be ready to help when it's needed most.
The training opportunities available at the Red Cross go far beyond our Birmingham AED certification courses. In fact, there's something for everyone – at every age. With swimming classes those ages 6 months and older, babysitting classes for tweens and teens, first aid and CPR courses for teens and adults, and BLS and other training opportunities for medical professionals, we can help you reach your goals at any age.