AED Certification in New Mexico
The Red Cross delivers AED training in New Mexico in the way that suits you best. Whether you need daytime, evening or weekend classes, prefer in-person courses or learn best in an online environment, we've got you covered. We even offer blended Simulation Learning courses that seamlessly combine online coursework with an in-person skills session, which can help ensure that you understand the procedures described in class and gain the confidence needed to use them during a crisis.
Please note: Not all courses are available in every format, so check your local schedule for details.
Learning how to use an AED properly can mean all the difference to someone in need. That's one of the many reasons we make taking AED classes in New Mexico simple. With in-person, online, and blended Simulation Learning courses that combine online class work with an in-person skills session, you can learn how to use an AED when, and how, it suits you best. Check out the classes available, and earn your New Mexico AED certification.
If having an OSHA-compliant certification isn't required for your job or a volunteer position, then gaining your AED certification online in New Mexico is an option. Our online courses deliver the same lecture material and information as our other classes, but instead of using an in-person skills session to test your knowledge, you'll complete a series of interactive activities that will challenge your judgement and help you understand how and when to use an AED. Find details on all of our online AED classes, and sign up for your training in minutes.
After receiving your New Mexico AED certification, it's important to maintain your skills. After all, like anything, if you don't use them regularly, they're easy to forget. That's why we've created the Red Cross Refresher Center. By using our quick, interactive activities you can test your knowledge online anytime, and maintain your skills so you'll be ready to help when and where it's needed most.
Note: All of our refresher materials are free to use.
After earning your New Mexico AED certification, you might be wondering whether you should have an AED at home. After all, they're located in most public spaces, office buildings and transportation hubs, and given that time is of the essence when caring for someone in sudden cardiac arrest, it just makes sense. Or does it? According to the Mayo Clinic, "if you're at high risk of sudden cardiac death due to a specific heart rhythm problem, your doctor will likely recommend an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) rather than an AED." In addition, home AEDs can be costly, aren't often covered by insurance, periodically require maintenance services and may not be ideal if you live alone or with someone who may not be able to position you (or themselves) easily for proper usage. In general, if you're concerned about your need to own an AED, talk to your doctor. In the meantime, simply knowing where AEDs are located and how to use one may just be enough.
When you sign up for classes with the American Red Cross, you'll gain access to world-class training developed by professionals who are at the top of their fields. Because all of our classes are created under the guidance of the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, a panel of more than 50 nationally recognized experts from a variety of scientific, medical, and academic disciplines, our courses not only align with the latest evidence-based knowledge in science and medicine, but adhere to relevant industry standards and guidelines. Locally, our instructor teams are comprised of trained, knowledgeable professionals who can help you understand why specific practices have developed, how to use them properly, and answer all of your questions – so you're comfortable with the information and techniques you've learned in class. To earn your AED certification in New Mexico, enroll in a Red Cross class in your area.