AED Certification in West Virginia
The Red Cross delivers AED training in West Virginia in the way that suits you best. Whether you need daytime, evening or weekend classes, prefer in-person courses or learn best in an online environment, we've got you covered. We even offer blended Simulation Learning courses that seamlessly combine online coursework with an in-person skills session, which can help ensure that you understand the procedures described in class and gain the confidence needed to use them during a crisis.
Please note: Not all courses are available in every format, so check your local schedule for details.
When it comes to delivering care to someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, every second counts. In fact, for each minute that defibrillation (via an AED) is delayed, the chance of survival is reduced by about 10 percent, and with average response times of 8 to 12 minutes for first responders once 911 is called, the need for immediate care is critical. Fortunately, AEDs (the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest) are easy to use, and they're now located in most office complexes, shopping centers, transportation hubs, etc. And in West Virginia, AED classes are available online, in person, and in a blended format, that can not only give you the confidence and skills needed to us an AED properly, but can give your employer and everyone you know, added peace of mind.
Note: OSHA-compliant AED certifications can only be achieved via our in-person or blended Simulation Learning courses.
For those who learn best by doing, we offer in-person and blended Simulation Learning courses. Both types of classes include important "lecture" materials delivered either in a traditional classroom setting or in an online environment. Once that portion of class is complete, all students (whether you're taking an in-person class or a Simulation Learning course) will work side-by-side next to an instructor and actually learn how to use an AED. You'll touch the machines, learn their intricacies, have your pad placement for adults, children and infants checked by your instructor, and complete the course with true hands-on training. Once both the lecture and the skills session has been successfully completed, you'll receive full, OSHA-compliant West Virginia AED certification.
After your AED training in West Virginia is complete, your skills are useless if you don't know where the nearest AED is. So with your certification in hand take a moment the next time you're at work and track down your nearest AED (and show your co-workers where it's at, too) – because without a defibrillator, providing life-saving assistance to someone suffering from sudden cardiac arrest is impossible.
AED recertification in West Virginia is easy with The American Red Cross. Designed for current certificate holders, our program not only allows you to renew your AED certification in an abbreviated class, but with if you're a nurse, first responder, social worker, teacher or other professional who needs to earn continuing education credits, we can help. The Red Cross is approved to award CEUs in Preparedness and Health and Safety Services courses, such as CPR/First Aid/AED, CNA training, swimming and water safety, lifeguarding, and more. Browse our complete list of eligible CEU training, and schedule your AED recertification.
When you sign up for classes with the American Red Cross, you'll gain access to world-class training developed by professionals who are at the top of their fields. Because all of our classes are created under the guidance of the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, a panel of more than 50 nationally recognized experts from a variety of scientific, medical, and academic disciplines, our courses not only align with the latest evidence-based knowledge in science and medicine, but adhere to relevant industry standards and guidelines. Locally, our instructor teams are comprised of trained, knowledgeable professionals who can help you understand why specific practices have developed, how to use them properly, and answer all of your questions – so you're comfortable with the information and techniques you've learned in class. To earn your AED certification in West Virginia, enroll in a Red Cross class in your area.