AED Certification in Arkansas
In cases of sudden cardiac arrest, an automated external defibrillator (AED) is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm. Unfortunately, the average response time for first responders once 911 is called is 8 to 12 minutes, and for each minute that defibrillation is delayed, the chance of survival is reduced by approximately 10 percent. This means that the person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest needs your help – now. And if you don't know how or when to use an AED, waiting for emergency responders could prove catastrophic. In order to help you provide care when it's needed most, we offer hundreds of AED classes in Arkansas every year. Sign up and learn how you can help save a life.
For those who learn best by doing, we offer in-person and blended Simulation Learning courses. Both types of classes include important "lecture" materials delivered either in a traditional classroom setting or in an online environment. Once that portion of class is complete, all students (whether you're taking an in-person class or a Simulation Learning course) will work side-by-side next to an instructor and actually learn how to use an AED. You'll touch the machines, learn their intricacies, have your pad placement for adults, children and infants checked by your instructor, and complete the course with true hands-on training. Once both the lecture and the skills session has been successfully completed, you'll receive full, OSHA-compliant Arkansas AED certification.
When you enroll in AED training in Arkansas from the American Red Cross, you'll receive world-class instruction that's based on the latest proven science, standards and regulations. Under the guidance of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, a panel of nationally recognized experts from a variety of scientific, medical, and academic disciplines, we receive authoritative guidance on a wide range of subjects, including (but not limited to) AED, first aid, CPR, emergency preparedness, aquatics, disaster health, and nursing. This guidance ensures that Red Cross practices and recommendations align with the latest evidence-based knowledge in science and medicine, and adhere to relevant industry standards and guidelines. Explore the AED classes available in your area, and get the training you need to help during times of crisis.
After receiving your Arkansas AED certification, it's important to maintain your skills. After all, like anything, if you don't use them regularly, they're easy to forget. That's why we've created the Red Cross Refresher Center. By using our quick, interactive activities you can test your knowledge online anytime, and maintain your skills so you'll be ready to help when and where it's needed most.
Note: All of our refresher materials are free to use.
At the Red Cross we believe that learning knows no age restriction. That's why we offer AED training in Arkansas, as well as a wide range of courses for everyone in your family, including BLS, first aid training, and CPR classes and more. Through our unique learning opportunities, we can help you gain a new skill, further your career, and enjoy life just a little bit more. For details on all of the classes available in your area, browse our newest course catalog.