• BLS Certification in Baton Rouge

    When you earn your Basic Life Support certification in Baton Rouge from the American Red Cross, you'll get a two-year certification that can help you begin your career as a first responder or medical professional. All of our courses include the latest proven science and techniques, and will help you develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can help drive better patient outcomes. Both our in-person and our blended Simulation Learning courses are developed under the guidance of the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, are consistent with AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, and cover breathing and cardiac emergencies, including CPR, AED, and obstructed airways for adult, child, and infant patients. To find the class that's right for you, check our newest course schedule – and begin your career with us.

    At the Red Cross we offer world-class training and science based courses that can help you stay at the forefront of your field. But no student can synthesize the information provided in class without a little effort on their part – which is why we encourage you to engage in practices that can help ensure your success. For instance, when you take notes, and participate in class discussions, information is reinforced. And when you practice your skills with others, you can improve your skills based on what others observe, and you'll have the chance to see how other people perform the same skills – which can help deepen your understanding of the information learned in class. Of course, throughout your BLS training in Baton Rouge, your instructor will be available to answer any questions you may have and can explain concepts in a variety of ways, so don't be shy – it's one of the reasons they're there. Regardless of what you need, we'll do our best to help – and we wish you success in this and all of your future endeavors.

    If you have several team members who need BLS training in Baton Rouge, you can schedule a group class with the Red Cross and allow everyone to train together. This way, everyone will get the training they need, and they can work together – building trust and relationships throughout class. Additionally, we can customize your program to fit your specific needs, include your local protocols and cover your organization's unique guidelines and principles. For details on our personalized group training opportunities, visit https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/train-my-employees.

    In Baton Rouge, our BLS certification classes have been designed for first responders, nurses, EMTs and other medical professionals. The course has been developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council – a panel of more than 50 nationally recognized experts from a wide range of scientific, medical and academic disciplines – ensuring that the information provided in class meets or exceeds local, state and/or national standards. For information on upcoming BLS certification classes, check the newest course schedule.

    If your BLS credentials are currently valid, or within 30 days of expiring, you can enroll in one of our Baton Rouge BLS renewal classes and, after successful completion, extend your certification by two years. All of our renewal courses are abbreviated (when compared to our initial certification courses), and give you the latest information on providing patient care that can improve outcomes. With science-based information and world-class instructors, a lecture and skills session, you can update your knowledge, improve your skills, and continue helping those in need. Find a BLS recertification class in your area.

    Long after your Baton Rouge Basic Life Support certification class has ended, the American Red Cross will be here for you. With free, online refresher materials and a wide range of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Preparedness and Health and Safety Services, including courses such as wilderness and remote first aid, CPR/first aid/AED, swimming and water safety, and more, you can keep your skills sharp and learn new ways to expand your knowledge.