An automated external defibrillator (AED) can help you save the life of someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. And when you sign up for one of our Oklahoma City AED certification courses, we can help you learn when, why and how to use an AED in just a few short hours. Find a class in your area, and be prepared to help when it's needed most.

An automated external defibrillator 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 Oklahoma City, check out our class schedule – and learn how you can help when it's needed most.

When you sign up for one of our in-person AED classes in Oklahoma City, you'll not only learn the latest proven science behind AED usage, including how, why, and when to use an AED on an infant, child and adult, but you'll also have access to an experienced instructor who can guide you every step of the way. From answering your questions and leading class discussions to helping you perfect your skills, our patient, knowledgeable, compassionate instructors can help you gain the confidence needed to help during times of crisis. Once completed, our in-person classes will give you full, OSHA-compliant certification that's valid for two years. Find a class in your area and get started.

If you want hands-on experience but need the flexibility of online learning, then our blended Simulation Learning AED classes in Oklahoma City offer the perfect solution. By delivering lecture materials via an online class, and the opportunity to perfect your technique during an in-person skills session, you can gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to use an AED when it's needed most. Explore our newest class schedule to find a Simulation Learning class in your area.

In Oklahoma City, AED renewal is easy with The American Red Cross. With abbreviated classes created specifically for current certificate holders, our AED renewal program allows you to maintain your certification. During the course, our knowledgeable instructors will cover AED usage for adults, children, and infants, and provide you with the latest science-based knowledge. At the end of class there will be a skills session that will allow you to demonstrate what you've learned and correct any bad habits you may have formed. Once successfully completed, your credentials will be renewed for two years, and you'll have access to our online refresher materials – which can help you maintain your skills throughout the certification period. For details on the AED renewal classes available in your area, check out our newest course schedule.

The training opportunities available at the Red Cross go far beyond our Oklahoma City AED certification courses. In fact, there's something for everyone – at every age. With babysitting classes for tweens and teens, First Aid and CPR courses for teens and adults, and BLS and other training opportunities for medical professionals, we can help you reach your goals at any age.