AED Certification in Louisville
If you've ever wanted to learn how to help when it's needed most, a great place to start is with AED training in Louisville from the American Red Cross. Classes take just a few short hours to complete, but the information you'll learn and the skills you'll have once your class is complete, can truly help save a life.
At the Red Cross, we believe that everyone should know how, and when, to use an AED – and that learning to do so can be a family affair. To that end, we encourage all family members to enroll in our courses – either separately or together, depending on your individual needs. With online, in-person, and blended Simulation Learning classes, finding the right fit for your learning style and schedule is simple.
Note: All of our AED classes in Louisville are open to learners who are ready for the experience. That usually means 16 or older, but younger students are welcome.
AEDs give you access to life-saving technology, and our Louisville AED training course can teach you how to use them properly. So, after completing your certification you may wonder if having an AED at home makes sense. After all, they're in most public buildings, airports, shopping malls and other locations – so why shouldn't you have one at home? Well, according to the Mayo Clinic, "if you're at high risk of sudden cardiac death due to a specific heart rhythm problem, your doctor will likely recommend an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) rather than an AED." In addition, at-home AEDs can be expensive, require periodic maintenance, and they aren't usually covered by insurance. Of course, if you happen to live alone or live with someone who isn't able to position you (or themselves) easily for proper usage, then having an AED in your home won't be of help, should you need it. If you do think you'd like to purchase an AED, we recommend that you talk to your doctor about why and what the risks and benefits may be. In the meantime, perhaps simply completing an AED training in Louisville, and knowing where the devices are located in the places you frequent, may be all you need to provide or receive help when necessary.
In Louisville, AED renewal is easy with The American Red Cross. With abbreviated classes created specifically for current certificate holders, our AED renewal program allows you to maintain your certification. During the course, our knowledgeable instructors will cover AED usage for adults, children, and infants, and provide you with the latest science-based knowledge. At the end of class there will be a skills session that will allow you to demonstrate what you've learned and correct any bad habits you may have formed. Once successfully completed, your credentials will be renewed for two years, and you'll have access to our online refresher materials – which can help you maintain your skills throughout the certification period. For details on the AED renewal classes available in your area, check out our newest course schedule.
At the Red Cross we'll be here for you long after your AED training in Louisville has ended. With our free online refresher materials, which include games, quizzes and a variety of interactive activities, you can keep your skills sharp and stay ready to help at a moment's notice. In addition, we offer a wide range of courses that can help you expand your knowledge and learn how to deliver care to others during times of crisis. Browse our newest course schedule to find out which classes are available in your area.