BLS Certification in Hickory
Whether you're training to become a first responder or you're already a medical professional, our Hickory BLS certification classes can help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to provide care during times of crisis. Taught by local experts in the industry who understand the challenges your community faces, our BLS classes can help you learn how to deliver basic life support in a wide range of scenarios.
In Hickory, BLS certification classes from the American Red Cross are available in two formats: in person, and via our blended Simulation Learning experience. In-person classes are held in a traditional classroom setting – with an instructor and classmates, and the hands-on skills session immediately follows. Simulation Learning, however, allows you to receive the same "lecture" material, but in an online environment – so you can spend time with the information and synthesize it in your own way. Once complete, you can schedule your in-person skills session, where you'll learn proper techniques and have the opportunity to prove your skills to a licensed instructor. After successfully completing both sections of the course, you'll receive full certification. For more information or to book your BLS class, check our newest schedule.
Throughout the class you'll gain the skills and knowledge necessary for providing care, like CPR, AED, and first aid, and how to help clear obstructed airways for infants, children and adults, but you'll also learn how to work with compassion, how to ensure that the scene is safe for everyone, how to communicate with your teammates and how to solve problems swiftly. During class you'll work alone, but you'll also work in teams, which will allow you to understand what needs to happen and when – all from a variety of perspectives. Of course, you'll have ample time to ask questions and perfect your skills – so you can leave class knowing that you can capably, confidently help when it's needed most. For details on all of the BLS training opportunities available, check our new class schedule.
When you earn your BLS certification for healthcare providers in Hickory, you'll not only gain the skills necessary for the job you want, but you'll gain the skills to help someone on their worst day. During our Basic Life Support class, you'll learn how to assess scenes, and receive science-based information on CPR, first aid, AED, and obstructed airways for adults, children and infants. In addition, you'll gain invaluable critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills, and learn about the legal considerations when providing BLS care. Check our newest class schedule, and take the first step toward a career as a first responder.
When you or your organization becomes a Red Cross Training Partner for Basic Life Support (BLS), you'll gain access to professional, industry-leading research and program development, competitively priced training materials, online marketing tools, a secure, online registration tool, and the power to insert your local protocols into your BLS classes in Hickory – which makes it possible for you to host trainings for your own organization and others. For complete details on how to become a Licensed Training Provider, visit https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/licensed-training-authorized-providers.
In addition to offering Hickory BLS certification from world-class instructors, the Red Cross offers a wide range of courses that can help develop as a person – and as a professional. With CEUs in Preparedness and Health and Safety Services, including wilderness and remote first aid, plus classes in swimming, swim coaching, water safety, and more, we can help you gain the skills and confidence needed to reach your goals and become a more well-rounded person.