AED Certification in Rockford
Earn your AED certification in Rockford from the American Red Cross. Our OSHA-compliant in-person and blended Simulation Learning courses, as well as our online classes, can help you learn when, why, and how to use an AED. Led by patient, knowledgeable instructors, our classes are small, offer personalized instruction – and may even help you save a life. Find a class in your area.
Because first responders typically arrive on scene 8 to 12 minutes after 911 is called, and for each minute that defibrillation is delayed, the victim's chance of survival is reduced by 10 percent, having the skills and confidence to use an AED can truly save a life. To sign up for AED training in Rockford, check out our class schedule – and learn how you can help when it's needed most.
Because sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time, knowing how to use an AED is critical. That's why we offer a wide range of Rockford AED training opportunities – including group training sessions for parenting groups, scout troops, sports teams/coaches, theater groups, restaurant employees, civic organizations, and more. Our patient, knowledgeable instructors can provide your group with personalized training to help them gain the skills and confidence needed to help during times of crisis.
For businesses, AED classes in Rockford can simply help make your business safer. According to OSHA, cardiac arrest is at the root of 300,000-400,000 deaths per year, and since most cardiac arrest deaths occur outside the hospital, and current out-of-hospital survival rates are 1 to 5 percent, having access to an AED and someone who knows how to use it can help save lives. At the Red Cross, our in-person and blended Simulation Learning courses allow your teams to achieve full, OSHA-compliant AED certification. Staffers can either sign up individually, or you can book a private group class by signing up online.
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 Rockford 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 Rockford, 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.
At the Red Cross we'll be here for you long after your AED training in Rockford 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.