AED Certification in Baltimore
When someone suffers a sudden cardiac emergency, his or her chances of survival are reduced by approximately 10% for each minute that defibrillation is delayed. And with the average response time of first responders once 911 is called registering at between 8 and 12 minutes, you can see that knowing how to use an AED is critical. That's why the American Red Cross offers a range of options for AED training in Baltimore. With online-only and in-person classes, plus our blended Simulation Learning, we make it easy to get the training you need.
In order to give you the information you need to provide care to someone in need, our Baltimore AED classes also include instruction on, and certification in, First Aid and CPR. And although these classes offer a wide range of information, they take just a few short hours to complete. In addition, our in-person and Simulation Learning courses on AED, First Aid, and CPR are OSHA compliant and result in full certification.
After completing one of our AED classes in Baltimore, you'll be able to capably, confidently, provide care to someone during a sudden cardiac arrest. In order to administer a "shock" with an AED, you'll open the person's shirt, wipe his or her chest, apply the AED pads and follow instructions from the device. Afterward, you'll begin CPR, if necessary. Because of the last step involved, our AED classes include a segment that will allow you to also earn your CPR certification.
If you don't often use the skills you've learned in our AED classes in Baltimore, it's easy to forget how and when to use an automated external defibrillator. In order to keep your memory fresh, we've created a printable document that outlines the steps necessary for providing life-saving care. This way, you can keep the instructions in a binder, on your refrigerator, at your desk or in your bag, and refer to them from time to time so that you're ready to help when it's needed most.
AED certifications are valid for two years. In order to help you maintain your credentials, and learn the latest information and techniques, we offer a number of Baltimore AED training classes designed specifically for those whose certifications are about to expire, or are within 30 days of expiring. These courses are abbreviated and result in full certification that's valid for two more years.
The Red Cross not only offers Baltimore AED classes for individuals, but we also deliver industry-leading AED training for those who work in healthcare. Whether you're a first-responder, CNA, nurse or doctor, our training opportunities allow you to learn the latest information and proven techniques.
When you sign up for AED training in Baltimore from The American Red Cross, you'll have access to the support and expertise of organization that's been training individuals, medical professionals and first responders for more than a century. Every Red Cross class is taught by trained professionals, and all of our courses are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. This 50+ member panel is comprised of nationally-recognized medical, scientific, and academic experts who are dedicated to ensuring that all of our courses are built around the best science, and best practices available.