BLS Certification - Portland, Oregon
Red Cross BLS classes in Portland 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.
When you enlist the help of the Red Cross for your team's BLS training in Portland, you'll not only get certified, experienced instructors who can help you train in real-world scenarios, but you'll also gain the ability to customize your training for your team. Because our classes are modular and flexible, our instructors can work with you to insert local protocols into your coursework. This enables your team to work through situations as they would actually respond, which will make their training more meaningful to them and the community they serve.
At the Red Cross we make earning your BLS certification simple. With in-person BLS training in Portland, as well as our Simulation Learning experience, which combines online coursework with in-person skills sessions, you can find a class that works with your schedule and your learning style. In addition, we offer customizable BLS training for organizations that can incorporate local protocols so your team can train the way they respond.
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 Portland BLS training has ended. 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.
In Portland, BLS certifications are valid for two years. If your certifications are nearing their expiration date, or are within 30 days of expiring, you can take an abbreviated course that will allow you to learn the latest information and sharpen your skills, and renew your credentials for two more years.
At the American Red Cross, our Portland 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.
When you sign up for BLS training in Portland from The American Red Cross, you'll have the support and expertise of an organization that's been training first responders and medical professionals for more than a century. Every class administered by the Red Cross is taught by trained professionals, and our curriculum is developed with the guidance, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, which is dedicated to ensuring that all of our courses are built around the best science, and best practices available.