AED Certification in Albuquerque
If you've ever wanted to learn how to help when it's needed most, a great place to start is with AED training in Albuquerque from the American Red Cross. Classes take just a few short hours to complete, but the information you'll learn and the skills you'll have once your class is complete, can truly help save a life.
Because sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time, knowing how to use an AED is critical. That's why we offer a wide range of Albuquerque AED training opportunities – including group training sessions for parenting groups, scout troops, sports teams/coaches, theater groups, restaurant employees, civic organizations, and more. Our patient, knowledgeable instructors can provide your group with personalized training to help them gain the skills and confidence needed to help during times of crisis.
When you sign up for one of our in-person AED classes in Albuquerque, you'll not only learn the latest proven science behind AED usage, including how, why, and when to use an AED on an infant, child and adult, but you'll also have access to an experienced instructor who can guide you every step of the way. From answering your questions and leading class discussions to helping you perfect your skills, our patient, knowledgeable, compassionate instructors can help you gain the confidence needed to help during times of crisis. Once completed, our in-person classes will give you full, OSHA-compliant certification that's valid for two years. Find a class in your area and get started.
If you want hands-on experience but need the flexibility of online learning, then our blended Simulation Learning AED classes in Albuquerque offer the perfect solution. By delivering lecture materials via an online class, and the opportunity to perfect your technique during an in-person skills session, you can gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to use an AED when it's needed most. Explore our newest class schedule to find a Simulation Learning class in your area.
After completing your AED training in Albuquerque, maintaining your skills is critical. After all, like anything, if you don't use them regularly, they're easy to forget. That's why we encourage all of our AED students to use the activities available in the Red Cross Refresher Center. With our short interactive activities, you can test your knowledge any time, and keep your skills sharp – so you'll be ready to help when it's needed most.
AEDs give you access to life-saving technology, and our Albuquerque AED training course can teach you how to use them properly. So, after completing your certification you may wonder if having an AED at home makes sense. After all, they're in most public buildings, airports, shopping malls and other locations – so why shouldn't you have one at home? Well, 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, at-home AEDs can be expensive, require periodic maintenance, and they aren't usually covered by insurance. Of course, if you happen to live alone or live with someone who isn't able to position you (or themselves) easily for proper usage, then having an AED in your home won't be of help, should you need it. If you do think you'd like to purchase an AED, we recommend that you talk to your doctor about why and what the risks and benefits may be. In the meantime, perhaps simply completing an AED training in Albuquerque, and knowing where the devices are located in the places you frequent, may be all you need to provide or receive help when necessary.
At the Red Cross, we not only offer AED training in Albuquerque, but First Aid, CPR, BLS courses for first responders, and a wide range of other options that can help you meet your personal and professional goals. Check our updated class schedule, and discover the many ways to train with the experts at the American Red Cross.