• Performing BLS

    Performing BLS skills correctly in the field can make all the difference to your team and your community. By ensuring scene safety and treatment protocols are being adhered to, you can not only help protect your teams, but deliver the care your community needs – when they need it most.

    BLS Program

    In order to help you learn to perform BLS skills, or refresh the skills you already have, our BLS certification program includes a wide range of coursework designed specifically for healthcare providers, such as:

    • Rapid Assessment and Visual Survey
    • CPR/AED for Adults, Children and Infants
    • Obstructed Airways
    • Opioid Overdoses
    • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication and Teamwork
    • The Emergency Medical Services System
    • Legal Considerations
    • Precautions

    BLS Participant's Manual

    Along with offering in-person BLS classes and blended learning opportunities that combine online learning with hands-on experience, we offer the ability to purchase the Basic Life Support Participant's Manual (formerly called the "BLS Provider Handbook") on the Red Cross Store. With quick, anytime access to the information covered throughout the course, you can easily study on your own, quiz your classmates and team members on how to perform BLS skills, or simply read over the material as a refresher – even after you've received your certification. This way, you can keep your skills fresh and be ready to help anytime, anywhere.

    Red Cross Training Matters

    When you learn to perform BLS skills from the American Red Cross, you'll not only get the certification you need to do your job and help your community, but you'll join the millions we train every year – and learn the skills that can save a life.

    In addition to BLS, we offer a variety of health and safety training programs that have helped communities across the country become safer, healthier places for everyone. From First Aid/CPR/AED usage, to Babysitter Training, and Aquatics programs, our innovative training opportunities give first-responders and community members the information and skills they need to respond to an emergency

    Proceeds from Red Cross training support the life-saving mission of the American Red Cross.