BLS Certification in Wilkes Barre
Red Cross BLS classes in Wilkes Barre 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.
With in-person BLS training in Wilkes Barre, 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.
At the American Red Cross, our Wilkes Barre 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.
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 Wilkes Barre 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.
In Wilkes Barre, 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 we've trained first responders and medical professionals for more than 100 years. And our Wilkes Barre BLS certification courses are an extension of that legacy. Developed with the latest science and best practices in mind, our courses give you the training you need to help in an emergency.