BLS Certification in Nashville
At the American Red Cross, we understand that schedules can be challenging, and that everyone learns differently. That's why we offer our Nashville Basic Life Support certification classes in two formats: in person, which includes a lecture and a skills session, and via Simulation Learning, which combines online coursework with an in-person skills session. Once successfully completed, both types of courses result in full certification. So regardless of how you learn best – you can get the credentials you need for the job you want.
BLS classes may include CPR, first aid and AED training, but they go far beyond what classes for the general public include, and focus on a number of subjects that first responders and healthcare providers need to know. Instead of simple how-to instructions, we use a scenario-based approach that allows class participants to respond to calls for care as they might experience them in the "real world" – where they'd be required to evaluate scene safety, work as a team, and understand the legal implications of their actions. To provide course participants with the best BLS training possible, all of our class materials are consistent with AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, cover care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, and deliver training in CPR, AED, and obstructed airways for adults, children, and infant patients. To sign up for one of our BLS classes in Nashville, check our updated schedule.
In Nashville, our BLS certification classes have been designed for first responders, nurses, EMTs and other medical professionals. The course has been developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council – a panel of more than 50 nationally recognized experts from a wide range of scientific, medical and academic disciplines – ensuring that the information provided in class meets or exceeds local, state and/or national standards. For information on upcoming BLS certification classes, check the newest course schedule.
Whether you have a career in mind or just want to keep your options open, after completing your BLS training in Nashville, a number of professional "doors" will open to you. And although some of the fields listed here may require additional training or certifications, your BLS credentials will allow you to explore your options and find the path that suits you best. Just a few of the careers that typically require a BLS certification include: first responders (firefighter, police officer, EMT, and paramedic), doctor, nurse, Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), medical assistant, dentist, personal trainer, childcare provider, etc. Career paths and requirements do vary by state, and in some cases even by county, city or organization, so if you're interested in a career that requires BLS training, it's always best to research the field and the requirements before enrolling in any class.
If you have several team members who need BLS training in Nashville, you can schedule a group class with the Red Cross and allow everyone to train together. This way, everyone will get the training they need, and they can work together – building trust and relationships throughout class. Additionally, we can customize your program to fit your specific needs, include your local protocols and cover your organization's unique guidelines and principles. For details on our personalized group training opportunities, visit https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/train-my-employees.
If your BLS credentials are currently valid, or within 30 days of expiring, you can enroll in one of our Nashville BLS renewal classes and, after successful completion, extend your certification by two years. All of our renewal courses are abbreviated (when compared to our initial certification courses), and give you the latest information on providing patient care that can improve outcomes. With science-based information and world-class instructors, a lecture and skills session, you can update your knowledge, improve your skills, and continue helping those in need. Find a BLS recertification class in your area.
In addition to offering Nashville BLS certification from world-class instructors, the Red Cross offers a wide range of courses that can help develop as a person – and as a professional. With CEUs in Preparedness and Health and Safety Services, including wilderness and remote first aid, plus classes in swimming, swim coaching, water safety, and more, we can help you gain the skills and confidence needed to reach your goals and become a more well-rounded person.