AED Certification in Chicago
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 Chicago 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.
Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone – regardless of age, gender, health or fitness level – and an automated external defibrillator (AED) is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm. However, if you rely on first responders to provide the shock of an AED, the person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest may die. That's because 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. So, the sooner you can provide help, the better. In order to help you provide care when it's needed most, we offer a wide range of AED classes in Chicago, including online, in-person, and blended Simulation Learning courses, so it's easy to find a class that suits your schedule. Sign up and learn how to use an AED.
When you sign up for one of our in-person AED classes in Chicago, 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.
For those who may not need OSHA-compliant certifications, the Red Cross offers AED online training in Chicago. These courses, which are delivered entirely online, give class participants access to the same science-based information as our other AED courses, but in lieu of hands-on skills sessions, they test your knowledge through interactive activities. Once you've successfully completed the class, you'll not only have the skills and knowledge necessary for using an AED, but a two-year certification to prove it. Find out more about our online AED classes by reviewing our newest course schedule.
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 Chicago 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 Chicago, 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.
After successfully completing one of our Chicago 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?