CPR Classes in Birmingham
CPR can help save lives – and it's something that virtually anyone can learn how to perform. That's why we offer CPR classes in Birmingham that are designed for a variety of learning styles. With online, in-person, and blended Simulation Learning courses, you can train entirely in an online environment, in a traditional classroom setting, or enroll in a class that blends online coursework with an in-person skills session. Regardless of which type of class you choose, you'll learn the latest proven science and techniques – and gain the skills and confidence needed to help during times of crisis.
When you sign up for one of our Birmingham CPR certification classes, you'll not only learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on adults, but you'll also learn how to use proper CPR techniques on children and infants. With instruction on hands-only CPR, as well as CPR that includes both chest compressions and rescue breathing, you can learn how to deliver the right type of care during times of crisis. Browse our newest course listing and get the training you need to help someone of any age.
If you learn best in a self-paced environment, need a flexible schedule and/or don't need full OSHA-compliant certification, then our online Birmingham CPR certification courses might be the perfect solution. Featuring the same information as our in-person classes, but with online activities rather than an in-person skills session, our online courses will test your abilities and help ensure that you're ready to provide care when it's needed most. Check the newest class schedule and sign up for an online course.
Whether you're a scout leader, part of a parenting group, or need to train your employees in delivering CPR, the Red Cross can help. We not only offer open-to-anyone CPR classes in Birmingham, but deliver private group trainings as well. This way, you can learn alongside your peers, encourage each other throughout class, and act as a support system – reminding each other about using our refresher materials every three months, and testing each other on "what to do if…" as you pass each other in the hallway. Not only that, but it builds teamwork and trust, and helps ensure that everyone in your group knows how to provide care when it's needed most.
At the Red Cross, we offer CPR classes for healthcare providers in Birmingham that are designed to help you stay up to date on the latest protocols and provide your patients with the care they need, when they need it. During class we'll not only cover how techniques have changed recently, but we'll also deliver hands-on training in one- and two-rescuer CPR, AED usage, ventilations (including BVM), primary assessment, and choking (conscious and unconscious). For complete details on all of the CPR classes for healthcare providers in your area, browse our newest course listing.
It may shock you to discover that CPR skill retention begins to decline within a few months after training, and progressively decreases for about a year* – and less than half of CPR course participants can pass a skills test one year after training*. However, you can combat this skill loss by using refresher materials developed by the American Red Cross. These materials are not designed as a full-fledged CPR refresher course, but rather quick, easy-to-use activities that can help sharpen your skills in just a few short minutes. And when used every three months, they can help you maintain your skills throughout the duration of your two-year certification. If your CPR certification has expired or is about to, browse all of the upcoming CPR classes in Birmingham, and get the training you need to maintain your credentials.
*According to a research review conducted by the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council.
After successfully completing one of our Birmingham CPR certification classes, your credentials will be valid for two years. But rather than keeping a copy of your certificate to show to your current or prospective employer, or printing a copy for your own personal records, you can locate them online any time. In order to keep things simple and paperless, we provide all program "graduates" with a unique URL and a QR code that they can use to access all of their Red Cross credentials – making them easy to track no matter where you are.