First Aid Classes in Des Moines
At the Red Cross, we believe that everyone should be well versed in providing first aid. After all, accidents happen – and having the ability to handle them with skillfully can make all the difference. That's why we offer first aid training in Des Moines in three unique formats: online, in-person and via our blended Simulation Learning. This way, you can take the class that suits your schedule and your learning style best – and learn how to treat scrapes, cuts and burns, choking emergencies, head, neck and spinal injuries, and more. Find a class in your area.
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 Des Moines. 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.
As a business owner or manager, you know that keeping your workplace safe is vital to creating an environment where people can thrive. And along with HR policies that support all of your employees, having trained staff who can help when someone on your team suffers an illness or injury can go a long way toward creating a space that's safe. To that end, the Red Cross offers OSHA-compliant first aid classes in Des Moines that can help your entire team (or just a few employees) learn how to provide care for someone suffering from cuts, burns, scrapes, sudden illness and more. These courses are available in person or in a blended format that combines online coursework with an in-person skills session – so finding a format that suits your staff is simple. For details on all of the OSHA-compliant training available in your area, review our newest class schedule.
In addition to basic first aid classes, your local Red Cross also offers a wilderness first aid class in Des Moines. Designed for scouts and scout leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who works or spends time in remote environments, our wilderness first aid certification course covers advanced skills, like primary and secondary assessments, head/brain, neck and spinal injuries, hypothermia, heat-related illness, altitude-related illness, burns, allergies and anaphylaxis, bone and joint injuries, wounds and wound infection, and more. Upon successful completion of the class, you'll receive a two-year certification.
Note: Course materials are based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, and align with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs.
After taking one of our first aid classes in Des Moines, you can download our free app, and have access to a wide range of information on delivering first aid, preventing injuries, preparing for emergencies, and more. Get details on all of the first aid classes available in your area, and find out how our classes – and our app – can help you prepare for the unexpected.
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 Des Moines 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.
At the Red Cross, online certificates make it easy to keep track of your trainings, distribute them to current or potential employers, send them to volunteer organizations, and more. With a unique URL and QR code, you can provide anyone, anywhere with the information they need to validate your credentials with just the click of a button. It's just one of the bonuses of earning your first aid certification in Des Moines with us.