AED Certification in Baton Rouge
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 Baton Rouge 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.
Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone – regardless of age, gender, health or fitness level – and an automated external defibrillator (AED) is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm. However, if you rely on first responders to provide the shock of an AED, the person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest may die. That's because the average response time for first responders once 911 is called is 8 to 12 minutes, and for each minute that defibrillation is delayed, the chance of survival is reduced by approximately 10 percent. So, the sooner you can provide help, the better. In order to help you provide care when it's needed most, we offer a wide range of AED classes in Baton Rouge, including online, in-person, and blended Simulation Learning courses, so it's easy to find a class that suits your schedule. Sign up and learn how to use an AED.
For those who may not need OSHA-compliant certifications, the Red Cross offers AED online training in Baton Rouge. These courses, which are delivered entirely online, give class participants access to the same science-based information as our other AED courses, but in lieu of hands-on skills sessions, they test your knowledge through interactive activities. Once you've successfully completed the class, you'll not only have the skills and knowledge necessary for using an AED, but a two-year certification to prove it. Find out more about our online AED classes by reviewing our newest course schedule.
Police, firefighters, EMS, nurses and other healthcare professionals have a duty to respond when help is needed – which is why we offer AED classes in Baton Rouge that are designed specifically for professional rescuers and healthcare providers. During these classes, participants will learn how to care for adults, children and infants suffering from breathing and/or cardiac emergencies. Classes are taught by knowledgeable professionals who can talk you through scenarios and share the latest science-based learning. In addition, during the skills session, the instructor will help you perfect your techniques and deliver care that can improve patient outcomes. To sign up for training in your area, check our newest class schedule.
After completing your AED training in Baton Rouge, maintaining your skills is critical. After all, like anything, if you don't use them regularly, they're easy to forget. That's why we encourage all of our AED students to use the activities available in the Red Cross Refresher Center. With our short interactive activities, you can test your knowledge any time, and keep your skills sharp – so you'll be ready to help when it's needed most.
At the Red Cross, we not only offer AED training in Baton Rouge, but first aid, CPR, BLS courses for first responders, and a wide range of other options that can help you meet your personal and professional goals. Check our updated class schedule, and discover the many ways to train with the experts at the American Red Cross.