BLS Certification in Peoria
All of our Peoria BLS certification courses allow first responders and medical professionals to learn the latest proven science and techniques, and challenge their critical thinking and problem-solving skills through our scenario-based approach. All of our courses are consistent with AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, and cover breathing and cardiac emergencies – including CPR, AED, and obstructed airway for infants, children, and adults.
In Peoria, our BLS certification classes have been designed for first responders, nurses, EMTs and other medical professionals. The course has been developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council – a panel of more than 50 nationally recognized experts from a wide range of scientific, medical and academic disciplines – ensuring that the information provided in class meets or exceeds local, state and/or national standards. For information on upcoming BLS certification classes, check the newest course schedule.
At the Red Cross we offer world-class training and science based courses that can help you stay at the forefront of your field. But no student can synthesize the information provided in class without a little effort on their part – which is why we encourage you to engage in practices that can help ensure your success. For instance, when you take notes, and participate in class discussions, information is reinforced. And when you practice your skills with others, you can improve your skills based on what others observe, and you'll have the chance to see how other people perform the same skills – which can help deepen your understanding of the information learned in class. Of course, throughout your BLS training in Peoria, your instructor will be available to answer any questions you may have and can explain concepts in a variety of ways, so don't be shy – it's one of the reasons they're there. Regardless of what you need, we'll do our best to help – and we wish you success in this and all of your future endeavors.
If your BLS credentials are currently valid, or within 30 days of expiring, you can enroll in one of our Peoria BLS renewal classes and, after successful completion, extend your certification by two years. All of our renewal courses are abbreviated (when compared to our initial certification courses), and give you the latest information on providing patient care that can improve outcomes. With science-based information and world-class instructors, a lecture and skills session, you can update your knowledge, improve your skills, and continue helping those in need. Find a BLS recertification class in your area.
BLS classes may include CPR, first aid and AED training, but they go far beyond what classes for the general public include, and focus on a number of subjects that first responders and healthcare providers need to know. Instead of simple how-to instructions, we use a scenario-based approach that allows class participants to respond to calls for care as they might experience them in the "real world" – where they'd be required to evaluate scene safety, work as a team, and understand the legal implications of their actions. To provide course participants with the best BLS training possible, all of our class materials are consistent with AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, cover care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, and deliver training in CPR, AED, and obstructed airways for adults, children, and infant patients. To sign up for one of our BLS classes in Peoria, check our updated schedule.
Long after your Peoria Basic Life Support certification class has ended, the American Red Cross will be here for you. With free, online refresher materials and a wide range of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Preparedness and Health and Safety Services, including courses such as wilderness and remote first aid, CPR/first aid/AED, swimming and water safety, and more, you can keep your skills sharp and learn new ways to expand your knowledge.