BLS Certification in Fairfax
With our Basic Life Support (BLS) classes in Fairfax, you can learn how to safely and effectively respond to medical emergencies in your community. Designed for first responders and medical professionals, our BLS courses give you access to new techniques and information so you can sharpen your skills, provide care to those in need, and help improve patient outcomes.
At the Red Cross, we not only offer BLS classes in Fairfax, but we make it possible for you to become a trainer, and proctor certifications for members of your own organization and your community. To help you become a Red Cross trainer, we will recognize your current instructor certifications and offer free instructor bridging. Along with our portfolio of BLS classes, we are a leading provider of OSHA-compliant health and safety training, offering a wide range of training programs to our partners, including First Aid, CPR, AED, Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Babysitting, Lifeguarding, and more.
In Fairfax, 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.
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 Fairfax 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 Fairfax, 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 Fairfax 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.
BLS classes from the American Red Cross are available for individuals and groups, in person (only) or in a blended online/in-person environment. However, regardless of who you learn with, or how you choose to take your classes, you'll get the same exceptional instruction. That's because all of our classes are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, which is comprised of more than 50 medical, scientific and academic experts who are dedicated to ensuring that all of our courses are built around the best science, and best practices available.