BLS Certification in Des Moines
When you earn your Basic Life Support certification in Des Moines from the American Red Cross, you'll get a two-year certification that can help you begin your career as a first responder or medical professional. All of our courses include the latest proven science and techniques, and will help you develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can help drive better patient outcomes. Both our in-person and our blended Simulation Learning courses are developed under the guidance of the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, are consistent with AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, and cover breathing and cardiac emergencies, including CPR, AED, and obstructed airways for adult, child, and infant patients. To find the class that's right for you, check our newest course schedule – and begin your career with us.
When you choose in-person BLS training in Des Moines, you'll have the opportunity to learn from a world-class instructor in a focused setting. In addition, you'll gain the ability to ask questions throughout class, discuss scenarios with your instructor and your classmates, and learn in an environment where distractions can be virtually eliminated. After the lecture portion of the material is complete, you'll get hands-on experience performing a wide range of skills, and your instructor will be there to help you perfect your techniques so you can deliver the best care possible. For more information on our in-person BLS classes as well as our blended Simulation Learning format, which combines online coursework with an in-person skills session, check our newest class schedule.
Whether you have a career in mind or just want to keep your options open, after completing your BLS training in Des Moines, a number of professional "doors" will open to you. And although some of the fields listed here may require additional training or certifications, your BLS credentials will allow you to explore your options and find the path that suits you best. Just a few of the careers that typically require a BLS certification include: first responders (firefighter, police officer, EMT, and paramedic), doctor, nurse, Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), medical assistant, dentist, personal trainer, childcare provider, etc. Career paths and requirements do vary by state, and in some cases even by county, city or organization, so if you're interested in a career that requires BLS training, it's always best to research the field and the requirements before enrolling in any class.
If you have several team members who need BLS training in Des Moines, you can schedule a group class with the Red Cross and allow everyone to train together. This way, everyone will get the training they need, and they can work together – building trust and relationships throughout class. Additionally, we can customize your program to fit your specific needs, include your local protocols and cover your organization's unique guidelines and principles. For details on our personalized group training opportunities, visit https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/train-my-employees.
When you or your organization becomes a Red Cross Training Partner for Basic Life Support (BLS), you'll gain access to professional, industry-leading research and program development, competitively priced training materials, online marketing tools, a secure, online registration tool, and the power to insert your local protocols into your BLS classes in Des Moines – which makes it possible for you to host trainings for your own organization and others. For complete details on how to become a Licensed Training Provider, visit https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/licensed-training-authorized-providers.
If your BLS credentials are currently valid, or within 30 days of expiring, you can enroll in one of our Des Moines 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.
Even after completing your BLS certification in Des Moines, we'll be here to help you maintain your skills. After all, if you don't use or practice them regularly, they're easy to lose. Which is why we provide all of our course "graduates" with online refresher materials, including quizzes, games and other activities that take just a few minutes to complete, but can keep your skills sharp and ready for anything. Check out our Refresher Center for more information.