BLS Certification in New Orleans
At the American Red Cross, we understand that schedules can be challenging, and that everyone learns differently. That's why we offer our New Orleans Basic Life Support certification classes in two formats: in person, which includes a lecture and a skills session, and via Simulation Learning, which combines online coursework with an in-person skills session. Once successfully completed, both types of courses result in full certification. So regardless of how you learn best – you can get the credentials you need for the job you want.
BLS classes may include CPR, first aid and AED training, but they go far beyond what classes for the general public include, and focus on a number of subjects that first responders and healthcare providers need to know. Instead of simple how-to instructions, we use a scenario-based approach that allows class participants to respond to calls for care as they might experience them in the "real world" – where they'd be required to evaluate scene safety, work as a team, and understand the legal implications of their actions. To provide course participants with the best BLS training possible, all of our class materials are consistent with AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, cover care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, and deliver training in CPR, AED, and obstructed airways for adults, children, and infant patients. To sign up for one of our BLS classes in New Orleans, check our updated schedule.
If your BLS credentials are currently valid, or within 30 days of expiring, you can enroll in one of our New Orleans 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.
In New Orleans, 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.
At the Red Cross, long after your BLS training in New Orleans has ended, we'll be here for you. With easy access to your digital certificates, opportunities to earn continuing education units (CEUs) and online refresher activities that allow you to test your skills and keep your memory sharp, we can help you stay ready for what's next. Check our course listing to enroll in your CEUs, or visit our Refresher Center for activities that will help you maintain your skills – and discover what the Red Cross can do for you.
In New Orleans, your Basic Life Support certification will be valid for two years. However, rather than completing another full course to maintain your certification, you can simply sign up for an abbreviated BLS recertification class. These classes are designed for those whose credentials are still valid (or within 30 days of expiring), and allow you to avoid a lapse in certification so you can stay certified and stay on the job. Find out more.