CPR Classes in New Orleans
When you sign up for CPR classes in New Orleans from the American Red Cross, you can rest assured that you'll learn the latest proven techniques for care – and the science behind them. All of our courses, including our in-person, online, and blended Simulation Learning courses, are developed under the guidance of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council – a panel of more than 50 nationally recognized experts from a variety of scientific, medical, and academic disciplines. To learn more about the work of the Council, visit https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/scientific-advisory-council, or, to sign up for a class in your area, review our newest course schedule.
Our CPR training in New Orleans can empower you to provide care to someone suffering a cardiac emergency – which can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time. And although that may sound unlikely, especially if you're young and healthy, cardiac emergencies are actually more common than you might think. In fact, cardiac arrest is at the root of over 300,000 deaths per year. Fortunately, our CPR classes not only cover when to use CPR, but how to deliver care to adults, infants, and children – which means that no matter who is suffering a cardiac emergency, you'll be well prepared to help. To find a New Orleans CPR certification class in your area, check out our newest class schedule – and gain the knowledge and skills you need to save a life.
The Red Cross makes it easy for schools in New Orleans to provide CPR training to their students and their faculty. Through our special program, your school can enter into an "authorized provider" agreement with the Red Cross, which simply guarantees that the school will adopt Red Cross training exclusively for its health and safety training needs. Afterward, we'll train adult faculty members in CPR and first aid – and provide them with instruction on how to effectively teach students those same skills. Once the course is successfully completed, your students will receive a CPR course completion card. Additional details are available on our CPR Programs for Schools page.
Note: Red Cross CPR programs schools waive student learner fees, however instructor training fees still apply.
Whether you're a scout leader, part of a parenting group, or need to train your employees in delivering CPR, the Red Cross can help. We not only offer open-to-anyone CPR classes in New Orleans, but deliver private group trainings as well. This way, you can learn alongside your peers, encourage each other throughout class, and act as a support system – reminding each other about using our refresher materials every three months, and testing each other on "what to do if…" as you pass each other in the hallway. Not only that, but it builds teamwork and trust, and helps ensure that everyone in your group knows how to provide care when it's needed most.
It may shock you to discover that CPR skill retention begins to decline within a few months after training, and progressively decreases for about a year* – and less than half of CPR course participants can pass a skills test one year after training*. However, you can combat this skill loss by using refresher materials developed by the American Red Cross. These materials are not designed as a full-fledged CPR refresher course, but rather quick, easy-to-use activities that can help sharpen your skills in just a few short minutes. And when used every three months, they can help you maintain your skills throughout the duration of your two-year certification. If your CPR certification has expired or is about to, browse all of the upcoming CPR classes in New Orleans, and get the training you need to maintain your credentials.
*According to a research review conducted by the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council
After successfully completing one of our New Orleans CPR certification classes, your credentials will be valid for two years. But rather than keeping a copy of your certificate to show to your current or prospective employer, or printing a copy for your own personal records, you can locate them online any time. In order to keep things simple and paperless, we provide all program "graduates" with a unique URL and a QR code that they can use to access all of their Red Cross credentials – making them easy to track no matter where you are.