BLS Certification in Pittsburgh
First responders and healthcare providers deliver life-saving care in times of need. And at the Red Cross, we have more than 100 years of experience in training individuals who will be there when you need them most. When you join one of our Pittsburgh BLS training classes, you'll not only learn from experience professionals who understand the situations that you'll face every day, but you can rest assured that the information and techniques discussed in class are both proven, and at the forefront of innovation. After all, every course we offer, including our BLS classes, are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the renowned Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council.
When you enlist the help of the Red Cross for your team's BLS training in Pittsburgh, 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.
Designed for those who prefer to study at their own pace, our innovative Simulation Learning experience blends online coursework with in-person skills sessions, so you can learn your way. Featuring all of the same information as our in-person Pittsburgh BLS classes, our Simulation Learning course makes it easy to learn the latest in CPR and AED usage, problem solving and team dynamics. And with our in-person skills sessions, you'll be able to demonstrate your skills to a trained instructor and, upon successful completion, earn full certification.
In Pittsburgh, our BLS classes deliver the information you need to work efficiently and effectively, and improve patient outcomes. When you sign up for in-person BLS training, you'll spend approximately 4.5 hours learning the latest information and studying the newest techniques. From CPR and AED usage, to problem solving and team dynamics, our classes cover it all in a way that's easy to understand and easy to implement.
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 Pittsburgh 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.
To augment your Pittsburgh BLS training experience, we've developed step-by-step guides and a BLS Handbook that you can use during class and long after your training has ended. In our handbook we've outlined emergency procedures in detail, and in a way that reflects real-life scenarios. This way, you can learn how, or remember how, to provide the best possible care to those in need.