• AED Certification in Durham

    When someone suffers a sudden cardiac emergency, his or her chances of survival are reduced by approximately 10% for each minute that defibrillation is delayed. And with the average response time of first responders once 911 is called registering at between 8 and 12 minutes, you can see that knowing how to use an AED is critical. That's why the American Red Cross offers a range of options for AED training in Durham.

    AED training in Durham is available in person, online, and via our innovative blended Simulation Learning experience. By combining online coursework with in-person skills sessions, our Simulation Learning option allows you to learn at your own pace, then show your skills to a local Red Cross instructor. Once you've successfully completed both portions of the class, you'll receive full certification, which is valid for two-years.

    At the Red Cross, you can get AED training in Durham without ever leaving home. With our online-only courses, you can learn how and when to use an automated external defibrillator, and help provide critical care during times of need. Our online-only classes deliver the same information as our in-person and blended learning courses, but in lieu of a hands-on skills session, you'll perform a range of online activities that will help you gain a deeper understanding of the material.

    Note: Online-only AED courses may not satisfy your workplace requirement for certification. Please check with your employer and choose the right course for your needs.

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

    At the Red Cross, we offer AED training in Durham 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.

    At the American Red Cross, AED classes in Durham can give you the knowledge and confidence to help someone in a time of crisis. Delivered in a traditional classroom setting, with lecture and hands-on skills training, our AED courses allow you to become familiar with the technology, ask questions, and learn in a supportive environment.