• BLS Certification in Grand Rapids

    Our Grand Rapids BLS classes are designed specifically for healthcare providers and first responders who are faced with a myriad of situations every day. To help prepare you to respond appropriately, and in a way that offers the best possible patient outcomes, our courses cover a wide range of topics, including CPR, First Aid, and AEDusage, as well as scene safety and assessment, critical thinking, problem solving, communication and teamwork, the emergency medical services system, legal considerations, and more.

    The American Red Cross offers BLS training in Grand Rapids that's designed for individuals and organizations. Our online, and Simulation Learning experience, which blends online coursework with an in-person skills session, both result in full certification. This way, you can choose the right class for your schedule and the way you learn. For organizations interested in hosting BLS training for their teams, our instructors can work with you to incorporate local protocols into your classes so that you can train the way you respond.

    When you sign up for in-person BLS training, you'll spend approximately 4.5 hours learning the latest information and studying the newest techniques. From CPR and AED usage, to problem solving and team dynamics, our classes cover it all in a way that's easy to understand and easy to implement.

    Although you hope that no one ever needs your services, as a BLS practitioner it's your job to be prepared to respond quickly, and appropriately. In order to do so, you must maintain your skills long after your Grand Rapids BLS training has ended. In order to help you stay ready to respond, we've outlined some high-level steps that apply to most scenarios, and offer a wide range of reference materials that you can use to remind yourself of the steps required during specific situations.

    If your crews need to renew their BLS certifications, the Red Cross can help. With customized BLS classes in Grand Rapids, our expert instructors can not only help your team learn the latest national protocols, and refresh their knowledge of best practices, but they can also cover your local protocols, so your crews can provide the best BLS services possible. Find out how to schedule your customized BLS training.

    After successfully completing your BLS training in Grand Rapids, as well as your certification exam, your credentials will be valid for two years. In addition, you'll have access to online refresher materials that can help keep your memory fresh and provide quality patient care. Certificates are available digitally via unique ID and QR codes that you and your employer can access to confirm your credentials.

    When you sign up for BLS training in Grand Rapids from The American Red Cross, you'll have the support and expertise of an organization that's been training first responders and medical professionals for more than a century. Every class administered by the Red Cross is taught by trained professionals, and our curriculum is developed with the guidance, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, which is dedicated to ensuring that all of our courses are built around the best science, and best practices available.