BLS Certification in Omaha
When you earn your Basic Life Support certification in Omaha from the American Red Cross, you'll get a two-year certification that can help you begin your career as a first responder or medical professional. All of our courses include the latest proven science and techniques, and will help you develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can help drive better patient outcomes. Both our in-person and our blended Simulation Learning courses are developed under the guidance of the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, are consistent with AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, and cover breathing and cardiac emergencies, including CPR, AED, and obstructed airways for adult, child, and infant patients. To find the class that's right for you, check our newest course schedule – and begin your career with us.
Whether you have a career in mind or just want to keep your options open, after completing your BLS training in Omaha, a number of professional "doors" will open to you. And although some of the fields listed here may require additional training or certifications, your BLS credentials will allow you to explore your options and find the path that suits you best. Just a few of the careers that typically require a BLS certification include: first responders (firefighter, police officer, EMT, and paramedic), doctor, nurse, Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), medical assistant, dentist, personal trainer, childcare provider, etc. Career paths and requirements do vary by state, and in some cases even by county, city or organization, so if you're interested in a career that requires BLS training, it's always best to research the field and the requirements before enrolling in any class.
At the Red Cross we offer world-class training and science based courses that can help you stay at the forefront of your field. But no student can synthesize the information provided in class without a little effort on their part – which is why we encourage you to engage in practices that can help ensure your success. For instance, when you take notes, and participate in class discussions, information is reinforced. And when you practice your skills with others, you can improve your skills based on what others observe, and you'll have the chance to see how other people perform the same skills – which can help deepen your understanding of the information learned in class. Of course, throughout your BLS training in Omaha, your instructor will be available to answer any questions you may have and can explain concepts in a variety of ways, so don't be shy – it's one of the reasons they're there. Regardless of what you need, we'll do our best to help – and we wish you success in this and all of your future endeavors.
If you have several team members who need BLS training in Omaha, 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 Omaha, 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.