BLS Certification in Cincinnati
With our Basic Life Support (BLS) classes in Cincinnati, you can learn how to safely and effectively respond to medical emergencies in your community. Designed for first responders and medical professionals, our BLS courses give you access to new techniques and information so you can sharpen your skills, provide care to those in need, and help improve patient outcomes.
At the Red Cross, we not only offer BLS classes in Cincinnati, but we make it possible for you to become a trainer, and proctor certifications for members of your own organization and your community. To help you become a Red Cross trainer, we will recognize your current instructor certifications and offer free instructor bridging. Along with our portfolio of BLS classes, we are a leading provider of OSHA-compliant health and safety training, offering a wide range of training programs to our partners, including First Aid/CPR/AED, Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Babysitting, Lifeguarding, and more.
Red Cross BLS classes in Cincinnati make it possible to get certified in as little as 4.5 hours. However, if you choose to work with the Red Cross to develop a group training session that also incorporates your local protocols, your time in class may be extended. All classes use real-life emergency scenarios to help you learn how to perform CPR, use an AED, and relieve obstructed airways for adults, children and infants. In addition, our classes will help you, and your team, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can help you improve patient outcomes.
Although you hope that no one ever needs your services, as a BLS practitioner it's your job to be prepared to respond quickly, and appropriately. In order to do so, you must maintain your skills long after your Cincinnati BLS training has ended. In order to help you stay ready to respond, we've outlined some high-level steps that apply to most scenarios, and offer a wide range of reference materials that you can use to remind yourself of the steps required during specific situations.
After successfully completing your BLS classes in Cincinnati, your certification will be valid for two years. However, if you don't use the skills you've learned, they're easy to forget. That's why we've developed a number of BLS refresher materials, including games, quizzes and videos that you can access at any time. This way, you'll be ready to help when your community needs you most.
At the American Red Cross, our Cincinnati BLS classes are designed specifically for healthcare providers and first responders who are faced with a myriad of situations every day. To help prepare you to respond appropriately, and in a way that offers the best possible patient outcomes, our courses cover a wide range of topics, including CPR, First Aid, and AED usage, as well as scene safety and assessment, critical thinking, problem solving, communication and teamwork, the emergency medical services system, legal considerations, and more.
Basic Life Support classes in Cincinnati make it easy for healthcare and public safety professionals to meet a variety of certification and licensing requirements. In addition to providing students with best practices, proven techniques and the latest information, our BLS curriculum allows students to develop their critical thinking and teamwork skills. Our courses also give students the opportunity to work on reflection and debriefing, which can to strengthen their overall learning and improve their work experience.
In Cincinnati, BLS classes from the American Red Cross are available for individuals and groups, in person (only) or in a blended online/in-person environment. However, regardless of who you learn with, or how you choose to take your classes, you'll get the same exceptional instruction. That's because all of our classes are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, which is comprised of more than 50 medical, scientific and academic experts who are dedicated to ensuring that all of our courses are built around the best science, and best practices available.