Red Cross Training in Iowa
In Iowa, Red Cross training classes are taught by experts, and include only proven, vetted procedures. All of our programs are based on the latest science, standards and regulations, and are overseen by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council – a panel of nationally recognized experts from scientific, medical, and academic disciplines. With the Council's guidance, we're able to ensure that Red Cross training in Iowa, and throughout the country, aligns with the latest evidence-based knowledge in science and medicine, and adheres to relevant industry standards and guidelines.
Each year, between 300,000-400,000 deaths due to cardiac arrests occur in the United States outside of a hospital. By taking one of our CPR classes in Iowa, Red Cross experts can help prepare you to provide care during times of crisis - and help you save the life of someone you love. Classes are available in person, online, and via Simulation Learning, which combines online coursework with an in-person skills session. This way, you can get the CPR training you need, in the format that suits you best. Check out the classes available in your area, and earn your Iowa CPR certification.
The American Red Cross is approved to award continuing education units (CEUs) in Preparedness and Health and Safety Services. So, if you're a nurse, social worker, teacher, daycare provider or other professional who needs Health and Safety Services CEUs in order to maintain licensure or certification, we can help. Our CEUs include CPR classes in Iowa, as well as Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Administering Emergency Oxygen, Responding to Emergencies, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, and more.
Basic Life Support (BLS) training from the American Red Cross is designed specifically for healthcare and public safety professionals. Available in person or via our blended Simulation Learning, which combines online coursework with in-person skills sessions, our BLS classes allow you to learn new techniques and sharpen your skills so you can not only deliver care to those in need, but help improve patient outcomes. Topics include scene safety and assessment, CPR/AED use for adults, children and infants, obstructed airways, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork, precautions, legal considerations, and more. Learn more about our BLS classes in Iowa.
Red Cross Basic Life Support classes in Iowa are designed for healthcare providers and public safety professionals who deliver critical care to the public during times of crisis. Our BLS training allows students to develop a wide range skills and earn a number of important certifications, including scene safety and assessment, CPR and AED use, obstructed airway, and more. In addition, if you choose to take your Iowa BLS certification classes as a crew or team, we can work with you to include your local protocols during the class, for a custom learning experience.
Whether you need full, OSHA-compliant certification or simply want to gain the skills and confidence necessary to help save a life, we offer a variety of Iowa AED classes that can help you get the training you need. With courses available during the day, evening, and on weekends, and available online, in person, or via our blended Simulation Learning experience, which combines online coursework with an in-person skills session, you can earn your Iowa AED certification, and learn how to provide critical care during sudden cardiac arrest.
Note: If you need OSHA-compliant certification, only in-person and Simulation Learning courses satisfy the requirements for full certification.
After completing your Red Cross AED training in Iowa, our refresher materials can help you maintain your skills so that you can respond appropriately and confidently during times of crisis. Refresher materials take just a few short minutes to use, but by keeping your memory (and your skills) sharp, they can mean all the difference to someone in need.
Swimming is an excellent activity for people of all ages, but staying safe in the water is critical. That's why we recommend that every member of your family takes swim training in Iowa from knowledgeable instructors who can help you progress from one level to the next safely - and at your own pace. In addition to classes, we also offer an app and tips that can help you and yours stay safe - whether you're paddling in the pool, swimming at the beach or enjoying time at a river or lake. Find a swim class in your area and learn to swim with us.
Through our Learn-to-Swim providers, the Red Cross offers swim classes in Iowa for a wide range learners. With courses that are designed for children ages 6 months and older, plus options for teens and adults, we make it easy to find swim training in Iowa for everyone in your family. To get started, just find a class and sign up. You don't need any swimming experience to enroll - just a desire to learn.
First Aid Training
The American Red Cross offers first aid classes in Iowa that can help you prepare for the unexpected. Our training includes the latest evidence-based procedures so you can provide care to adults, children, and infants during times of need. Classes include instruction on caring for others during asthma attacks, anaphylaxis, choking, external bleeding, and heart attacks, as well as caring for those with burns, plus a wide range of other emergencies.
Note: Some classes focus only on adult care, so please be aware when scheduling your first aid training in Iowa.
If you don't need full, OSHA-compliant first aid certification, our online learning courses can help you get the information you need from the comfort of your home. This type of Red Cross training is conducted entirely online and can be taken at your convenience. It covers the same information as our in-person course, including providing care to adults and children suffering from burns, heart attack, external bleeding, and more - but doesn't give you the opportunity to practice your skills in a real-world setting. If hands-on experience is important to you, you may choose to opt for an in-person or blended Simulation Learning course, which combines online learning with an in-person skills session. Take a look at the current list of in-person and online first aid training in Iowa, and choose the right option for the way you learn.