First Aid Classes in Cedar Rapids
Accidents happen – all the time – and at the American Red Cross, we can help you learn how to handle them. From cuts and scrapes to choking emergencies and poisonings, burns and asthma emergencies to head, neck and spinal injuries, our First Aid classes cover it all – and more. Find out how to sign up for First Aid training in Cedar Rapids, and learn how you can become a source of care and comfort during emergencies.
We believe in being prepared to help anyone, including infants, children, and adults, during times of crisis. That's why the vast majority of our first aid classes deliver care instructions for all three populations. In addition, in order to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to train with us, we offer adult and pediatric first aid training in Cedar Rapids in three ways – online, in-person, and via our blended Simulation Learning experience, which combines online coursework with an in-person skills session. This way, no matter what your schedule may be or how you learn best, you can gain the skills and knowledge necessary for providing care to anyone – at any age, and at any time.
If you don't need OSHA-compliant certification and either have a challenging schedule or simply learn best in an online environment, opting for one of our online first aid trainings in Cedar Rapids may be the solution you've been looking for. All of our online classes provide the same coursework and "lecture" materials as our traditional and Simulation Learning courses, but in lieu of a hands-on skills session they give you a series of online activities that will test your knowledge and skills. And although it won't be quite the same experience, you'll be able to fully understand the techniques described in class – and by the end, you'll have the confidence to apply them in a real-world setting. For additional details on our online first aid classes, browse our newest course listing.
At the Red Cross we offer first aid classes that focus on care for adults only, but we also offer courses that allow you to provide care to ill or injured adults, children and infants. In general, we recommend that most people select adult and pediatric first aid training in Cedar Rapids. Not only will this type of class give you all of the information you need to care for adults, but with the skills and knowledge necessary for providing care to children and infants, you can become a more capable, more responsible family member, employee and citizen. For more information on all of the first aid classes available in your area, check our newest course schedule.
When it comes to delivering care during times of crisis, having the right supplies is almost as important has having the right skills. That's why all of our Cedar Rapids first aid classes include information on what to stock in your first aid kit. By helping you gain the skills and knowledge necessary for providing the right care at the right moment, we can empower you to help anyone – including adults, infants, and children, when they need it most.
After your first aid training in Cedar Rapids is complete, it's important to test your skills on a regular basis. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing them due to lack of use – and all of your work will have been for naught. So, in order to help you easily maintain your skills and keep your memory sharp, we've developed a series of free, interactive online refreshers that allow you to test your skills regularly. This way, you can be stay prepared to help long after your class has ended.
Red Cross first aid certifications are valid for two years. If your certification is within 30 days of expiring, you can renew it by enrolling in one of our first aid renewal classes. These abbreviated courses allow you to learn the latest techniques and can help keep your memory fresh – so that during times of need, you're ready to respond. Once your first aid training in Cedar Rapids is complete, your certification will be valid for an additional two years. For more information on the first aid renewal classes available in your area, check our newest course schedule.
In addition to offering First Aid training in Cedar Rapids, the Red Cross also delivers a wide range of online, in-person, and blended Simulation Learning courses that can help you meet your personal and professional goals. From CPR for the whole family to AED use and BLS training, our local experts will be here for you when you're ready for more. Check our newest class schedule and discover even more ways to train.