• AED Certification in Louisiana

    When you enroll in AED training in Louisiana from the American Red Cross, you'll receive world-class instruction that's based on the latest proven science, standards and regulations. Under the guidance of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, a panel of nationally recognized experts from a variety of scientific, medical, and academic disciplines, we receive authoritative guidance on a wide range of subjects, including (but not limited to) AED, first aid, CPR, emergency preparedness, aquatics, disaster health, and nursing. This guidance ensures that Red Cross practices and recommendations align with the latest evidence-based knowledge in science and medicine, and adhere to relevant industry standards and guidelines. Explore the AED classes available in your area, and get the training you need to help during times of crisis.

    AED classes in Louisiana can not only help you learn how to use an AED properly, but when to use it. After all, AEDs should only be used on a person who is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest – and AED training can help you identify if or when using the device is appropriate. Find a class in your area and learn how to provide care to those in need.

    Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time – regardless of age or overall health – so understanding how and when to use an AED is critical. During our Louisiana AED classes, you'll learn how to recognize the signs of sudden cardiac arrest and how to provide care to adults, children and infants. When you take our in-person or blended Simulation Learning courses, which combine online coursework with in-person skills sessions, you'll have the opportunity to work with an expert instructor on your AED skills, and gain the confidence needed to use them. If you opt for an online course, you'll receive the same "lecture" material, but you'll use interactive activities, rather than hands-on work, to test your knowledge.

    Note: Only in-person and Simulation Learning courses result in full, OSHA-compliant certification.

    After earning your Louisiana AED certification, you might be wondering whether you should have an AED at home. After all, they're located in most public spaces, office buildings and transportation hubs, and given that time is of the essence when caring for someone in sudden cardiac arrest, it just makes sense. Or does it? 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, home AEDs can be costly, aren't often covered by insurance, periodically require maintenance services and may not be ideal if you live alone or with someone who may not be able to position you (or themselves) easily for proper usage. In general, if you're concerned about your need to own an AED, talk to your doctor. In the meantime, simply knowing where AEDs are located and how to use one may just be enough.

    AED recertification in Louisiana is easy with The American Red Cross. Designed for current certificate holders, our program not only allows you to renew your AED certification in an abbreviated class, but with if you're a nurse, first responder, social worker, teacher or other professional who needs to earn continuing education credits, we can help. The Red Cross is approved to award CEUs in Preparedness and Health and Safety Services courses, such as CPR/first aid/AED, CNA training, swimming and water safety, lifeguarding, and more. Browse our complete list of eligible CEU training, and schedule your AED recertification.

    When you sign up for classes with the American Red Cross, you'll gain access to world-class training developed by professionals who are at the top of their fields. Because all of our classes are created under the guidance of the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, a panel of more than 50 nationally recognized experts from a variety of scientific, medical, and academic disciplines, our courses not only align with the latest evidence-based knowledge in science and medicine, but adhere to relevant industry standards and guidelines. Locally, our instructor teams are comprised of trained, knowledgeable professionals who can help you understand why specific practices have developed, how to use them properly, and answer all of your questions – so you're comfortable with the information and techniques you've learned in class. To earn your AED certification in Louisiana, enroll in a Red Cross class in your area.