AED Certification in Texarkana
When you sign up for AED training in Texarkana, you'll learn when, why, and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on skills sessions (or online activities, if you choose an online-only course), you'll gain the insights, information and skills to save a life when every moment counts.
Our Texarkana 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.
When you sign up for one of our in-person AED classes in Texarkana, you'll not only learn the latest proven science behind AED usage, including how, why, and when to use an AED on an infant, child and adult, but you'll also have access to an experienced instructor who can guide you every step of the way. From answering your questions and leading class discussions to helping you perfect your skills, our patient, knowledgeable, compassionate instructors can help you gain the confidence needed to help during times of crisis. Once completed, our in-person classes will give you full, OSHA-compliant certification that's valid for two years. Find a class in your area and get started.
If you want hands-on experience but need the flexibility of online learning, then our blended Simulation Learning AED classes in Texarkana offer the perfect solution. By delivering lecture materials via an online class, and the opportunity to perfect your technique during an in-person skills session, you can gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to use an AED when it's needed most. Explore our newest class schedule to find a Simulation Learning class in your area.
AEDs give you access to life-saving technology, and our Texarkana AED training course can teach you how to use them properly. So, after completing your certification you may wonder if having an AED at home makes sense. After all, they're in most public buildings, airports, shopping malls and other locations – so why shouldn't you have one at home? Well, according to the Mayo Clinic, "if you're at high risk of sudden cardiac death due to a specific heart rhythm problem, your doctor will likely recommend an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) rather than an AED." In addition, at-home AEDs can be expensive, require periodic maintenance, and they aren't usually covered by insurance. Of course, if you happen to live alone or live with someone who isn't able to position you (or themselves) easily for proper usage, then having an AED in your home won't be of help, should you need it. If you do think you'd like to purchase an AED, we recommend that you talk to your doctor about why and what the risks and benefits may be. In the meantime, perhaps simply completing an AED training in Texarkana, and knowing where the devices are located in the places you frequent, may be all you need to provide or receive help when necessary.
At the Red Cross we'll be here for you long after your AED training in Texarkana has ended. With our free online refresher materials, which include games, quizzes and a variety of interactive activities, you can keep your skills sharp and stay ready to help at a moment's notice. In addition, we offer a wide range of courses that can help you expand your knowledge and learn how to deliver care to others during times of crisis. Browse our newest course schedule to find out which classes are available in your area.
After successfully completing one of our Texarkana AED classes, your certification will be valid for two years. But rather than keeping a copy of your certificate on hand for your employer (or your own personal records), with Red Cross Digital Certificates you can simply give them a link or QR code that they can use to access your credentials. It's fast, simple, and paperless – and it's free. What could be better?