• AED Certification in Charlotte

    AED classes in Charlotte take just a few short hours to complete, but can mean all the difference to those in need. Regardless of which type of class you enroll in, in-person, blended Simulation Learning, or online-only, you'll receive thorough instruction on when, why, and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Our in-person and blended courses also include hands-on skills sessions to help you put your knowledge to the test, while our online-only courses give you activities to complete that will challenge your skills.

    Note: Only our in-person and blended Simulation Learning courses may meet workplace requirements for AED certification. Please check with your employer prior to enrolling.

    An AED is an automated external defibrillator. It a portable device that not only checks the heart's rhythm, but can analyze it and send the appropriate type of electric shock to the heart in an attempt to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to help treat someone suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest. They're commonly found at government buildings, shopping centers, airports and other places of business.

    Understanding how, and when to use an AED can empower you to save a life. That's why the American Red Cross offers AED classes in Charlotte and across the country. With the option to learn online, in person or take a blended Simulation Learning class, which combines online coursework with hands-on skills sessions, you can be prepared to deliver care when it's needed most.

    The Red Cross not only offers Charlotte 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.

    We offer AED training in Charlotte for students and administrators. Through our special schools program, your faculty and students can learn how to properly use an AED, and be ready to help when every moment counts. School courses result in full two-year certification, and all participants will have access to our online refresher materials, which can help keep their skills sharp long after their AED training has ended.

    If you don't often use the skills you've learned in our AED classes in Charlotte, 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.

    For more than 100 years, the American Red Cross has trained individuals, organizations, first responders, and medical professionals on the best practices for delivering excellent care. And our Charlotte AED certification courses are part of that legacy. Developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, our AED courses provide you with the latest science and proven techniques so that you can help when it's needed most.