AED Certification in Morgantown
When you sign up for AED training in Morgantown, you'll learn when, why, and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on skills sessions (or online activities, if you choose an online-only course), you'll gain the insights, information and skills to save a life when every moment counts.
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 Morgantown, check out our class schedule – and learn how you can help when it's needed most.
At the Red Cross, we believe that everyone should know how, and when, to use an AED – and that learning to do so can be a family affair. To that end, we encourage all family members to enroll in our courses – either separately or together, depending on your individual needs. With online, in-person, and blended Simulation Learning classes, finding the right fit for your learning style and schedule is simple.
Note: All of our AED classes in Morgantown are open to learners who are ready for the experience. That usually means 16 or older, but younger students are welcome.
For those who may not need OSHA-compliant certifications, the Red Cross offers AED online training in Morgantown. 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.
After completing your AED training in Morgantown, maintaining your skills is critical. After all, like anything, if you don't use them regularly, they're easy to forget. That's why we encourage all of our AED students to use the activities available in the Red Cross Refresher Center. With our short interactive activities, you can test your knowledge any time, and keep your skills sharp – so you'll be ready to help when it's needed most.
Because sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at any time, knowing how to use an AED is critical. That's why we offer a wide range of Morgantown AED training opportunities – including group training sessions for parenting groups, scout troops, sports teams/coaches, theater groups, restaurant employees, civic organizations, and more. Our patient, knowledgeable instructors can provide your group with personalized training to help them gain the skills and confidence needed to help during times of crisis.
Your certification will be valid for two years, but rather than keeping a copy of your certificate on hand for your employer (or your own personal records), with Red Cross Digital Certificates you can simply give them a link or QR code that they can use to access your credentials. It's fast, simple, and paperless – and it's free. What could be better?