AED Certification in Wyoming
When you enroll in AED training in Wyoming from the American Red Cross, you'll receive world-class instruction that's based on the latest proven science, standards and regulations. Under the guidance of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, a panel of nationally recognized experts from a variety of scientific, medical, and academic disciplines, we receive authoritative guidance on a wide range of subjects, including (but not limited to) AED, first aid, CPR, emergency preparedness, aquatics, disaster health, and nursing. This guidance ensures that Red Cross practices and recommendations align with the latest evidence-based knowledge in science and medicine, and adhere to relevant industry standards and guidelines. Explore the AED classes available in your area, and get the training you need to help during times of crisis.
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used to deliver a shock to someone in sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) – in hopes of returning the heart to a normal rhythm. The AED's electrodes (sometimes called sensors) are placed via sticky pads onto the SCA victim's chest; the connected computer evaluates the heart's rhythm, then a voice prompt will tell you when to give the shock – which is delivered through the electrodes. By using an AED, rather than waiting the typical 8-12 minutes for first responders to arrive, you can help save the life of the SCA victim. After all, for each minute that defibrillation is delayed during a sudden cardiac arrest, the victim's chance of survival is reduced by 10 percent. Check out our newest list of Wyoming AED certification classes, and confidence and skills needed to help save a life.
There's no question that AEDs help save the lives of those in sudden cardiac arrest – and at the Red Cross, we believe that everyone should know how to use them. That's why we offer a wide range of AED classes in Wyoming. Through our in-person, online, and blended Simulation Learning courses, we've taught thousands of people how, and when, to use AEDs correctly. If you'd like to take a class as an individual or as a family, all you'll need to do is find the course that works for you and enroll. It's that simple. Of course, classes can fill up quickly, so if you'd like to train with those you know we recommend that every member of your group enrolls as early as possible.
Note: Though most students are 16 or older, younger students are welcome to join us for training.
It's important to maintain your skills after receiving your Wyoming AED certification. After all, like anything, if you don't use them regularly, they're easy to forget. That's why we've created the Red Cross Refresher Center. By using our quick, interactive activities you can test your knowledge online anytime, and maintain your skills so you'll be ready to help when and where it's needed most.
Note: All of our refresher materials are free to use.
After earning your Wyoming AED certification, you might be wondering whether you should have an AED at home. After all, they're located in most public spaces, office buildings and transportation hubs, and given that time is of the essence when caring for someone in sudden cardiac arrest, it just makes sense. Or does it? According to the Mayo Clinic, "if you're at high risk of sudden cardiac death due to a specific heart rhythm problem, your doctor will likely recommend an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) rather than an AED." In addition, home AEDs can be costly, aren't often covered by insurance, periodically require maintenance services and may not be ideal if you live alone or with someone who may not be able to position you (or themselves) easily for proper usage. In general, if you're concerned about your need to own an AED, talk to your doctor. In the meantime, simply knowing where AEDs are located and how to use one may just be enough.
At the Red Cross, we offer a wide range of AED trainings in Wyoming. With online-only courses, plus OSHA-compliant in-person and blended Simulation Learning options, we can help you reach your goals in the way that suits you best. For details on all of the classes available in your area, browse our course catalog, then choose the right class for your life and your learning style.