BLS Certification - Portland, Maine
Whether you're training to become a first responder or you're already a medical professional, our Portland Basic Life Support (BLS) certification classes can help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to provide care during times of crisis. Taught by local experts in the industry who understand the challenges your community faces, our BLS classes can help you learn how to deliver basic life support in a wide range of scenarios.
When you choose in-person BLS training in Portland, you'll have the opportunity to learn from a world-class instructor in a focused setting. In addition, you'll gain the ability to ask questions throughout class, discuss scenarios with your instructor and your classmates, and learn in an environment where distractions can be virtually eliminated. After the lecture portion of the material is complete, you'll get hands-on experience performing a wide range of skills, and your instructor will be there to help you perfect your techniques so you can deliver the best care possible. For more information on our in-person BLS classes as well as our blended Simulation Learning format, which combines online coursework with an in-person skills session, check our newest class schedule.
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 Portland, check our updated schedule.
If you have several team members who need BLS training in Portland, 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 addition to offering Portland BLS certification from world-class instructors, the Red Cross offers a wide range of courses that can help develop as a person – and as a professional. With CEUs in Preparedness and Health and Safety Services, including wilderness and remote first aid, and more, we can help you gain the skills and confidence needed to reach your goals and become a more well-rounded person.
If your BLS credentials are currently valid, or within 30 days of expiring, you can enroll in one of our Portland 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.