AED Certification in Murfreesboro
If you've ever wanted to learn how to help when it's needed most, a great place to start is with AED training in Murfreesboro from the American Red Cross. Classes take just a few short hours to complete, but the information you'll learn and the skills you'll have once your class is complete, can truly help save a life.
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 first responders typically arrive on scene 8 to 12 minutes after 911 is called, and for each minute that defibrillation is delayed, the victim's chance of survival is reduced by 10 percent, having the skills and confidence to use an AED can truly save a life. To sign up for AED training in Murfreesboro, check out our class schedule – and learn how you can help when it's needed most.
When you sign up for one of our in-person AED classes in Murfreesboro, you'll not only learn the latest proven science behind AED usage, including how, why, and when to use an AED on an infant, child and adult, but you'll also have access to an experienced instructor who can guide you every step of the way. From answering your questions and leading class discussions to helping you perfect your skills, our patient, knowledgeable, compassionate instructors can help you gain the confidence needed to help during times of crisis. Once completed, our in-person classes will give you full, OSHA-compliant certification that's valid for two years. Find a class in your area and get started.
For businesses, AED classes in Murfreesboro can simply help make your business safer. According to OSHA, cardiac arrest is at the root of 300,000-400,000 deaths per year, and since most cardiac arrest deaths occur outside the hospital, and current out-of-hospital survival rates are 1 to 5 percent, having access to an AED and someone who knows how to use it can help save lives. At the Red Cross, our in-person and blended Simulation Learning courses allow your teams to achieve full, OSHA-compliant AED certification. Staffers can either sign up individually, or you can book a private group class by signing up online.
In Murfreesboro, AED renewal is easy with The American Red Cross. With abbreviated classes created specifically for current certificate holders, our AED renewal program allows you to maintain your certification. During the course, our knowledgeable instructors will cover AED usage for adults, children, and infants, and provide you with the latest science-based knowledge. At the end of class there will be a skills session that will allow you to demonstrate what you've learned and correct any bad habits you may have formed. Once successfully completed, your credentials will be renewed for two years, and you'll have access to our online refresher materials – which can help you maintain your skills throughout the certification period. For details on the AED renewal classes available in your area, check out our newest course schedule.
The training opportunities available at the Red Cross go far beyond our Murfreesboro AED certification courses. In fact, there's something for everyone – at every age. With First Aid and CPR courses for teens and adults, and other training opportunities for medical professionals, we can help you reach your goals at any age.