AED Certification in Memphis
Earn your AED certification in Memphis from the American Red Cross. Our OSHA-compliant in-person and blended Simulation Learning courses, as well as our online classes, can help you learn when, why, and how to use an AED. Led by patient, knowledgeable instructors, our classes are small, offer personalized instruction – and may even help you save a life. Find a class in your area.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is designed to deliver a "shock" to the heart of a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) – and help return the heart to a normal rhythm. In order to deliver the shock, you'll need to place the AED's electrodes (or sensors) sticky-side down on the SCA victim's chest, ensure that the pads are connected to the AED's computer and allow the computer to evaluate the heart's rhythm. Once the rhythm has been evaluated, the computer will deliver a voice prompt that will instruct you to press a button and deliver the shock – which travels through the electrodes to the SCA victim's chest.
Because sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone – regardless of age, gender, health or fitness level – and an automated external defibrillator is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm. However, if you rely on first responders to provide the shock of an AED, the person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest may die. That's because the average response time for first responders once 911 is called is 8 to 12 minutes, and for each minute that defibrillation is delayed, the chance of survival is reduced by approximately 10 percent. So, the sooner you can provide help, the better.
In order to help you provide care when it's needed most, we offer a wide range of AED classes in Memphis, including online, in-person, and blended Simulation Learning courses, so it's easy to find a class that suits your schedule. Sign up and learn how to use an AED.
For those who may not need OSHA-compliant certifications, the Red Cross offers AED online training in Memphis. These courses, which are delivered entirely online, give class participants access to the same science-based information as our other AED courses, but in lieu of hands-on skills sessions, they test your knowledge through interactive activities. Once you've successfully completed the class, you'll not only have the skills and knowledge necessary for using an AED, but a two-year certification to prove it. Find out more about our online AED classes by reviewing our newest course schedule.
At the Red Cross we'll be here for you long after your AED training in Memphis has ended. With our free online refresher materials, which include games, quizzes and a variety of interactive activities, you can keep your skills sharp and stay ready to help at a moment's notice. In addition, we offer a wide range of courses that can help you expand your knowledge and learn how to deliver care to others during times of crisis. Browse our newest course schedule to find out which classes are available in your area.