• BLS Certification in Louisiana

    In Louisiana, BLS certification classes from the American Red Cross are designed for the way you live, and learn. Whether you need weekend, weekday, or evening classes, learn best in person, or prefer a blended class that combines online coursework with an in-person skills session, it's easy to find the classes you need. Best of all, with a wide range of options available, we make it simple to get world-class training from knowledgeable instructors – whether you live in a large city, a small town or a rural area. Explore the options available, and start your BLS training.

    Basic Life Support classes in Louisiana are designed for healthcare professionals, including first responders, who provide care in offices or in emergency situations. All of our courses use a scenario-based approach that allows class participants to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can help improve patient outcomes. Course materials are consistent with AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, cover care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, and deliver training in CPR, AED, and obstructed airways – for adults, children, and infant patients. Browse the BLS trainings available in your area, and gain the skills necessary to help during times of crisis.

    After completing your BLS training in Louisiana, you'll be one step closer to beginning many careers. And although some of the options listed here require additional training or other certifications, your BLS credentials put you ahead of the game. Just a few of the careers that often require a BLS certification include: firefighter, police officer, EMT, paramedic, doctor, dentist, nurse, CNA, medical assistant, childcare provider, lifeguard, personal trainer, and more. Of course, requirements for specific careers can vary by state, city, county, or even organization, so if you're interested in a career that requires BLS training, do your research to determine how to best accomplish your goals. And know that at the Red Cross, we'll be here to help.

    At the Red Cross, our BLS recertification courses are designed for those whose credentials are currently valid or within 30 days of expiring. Classes are abbreviated, and result in a two-year certification. All of our Louisiana BLS renewal classes are taught by industry experts who can help you learn the latest techniques for providing care, refresh your memory, and further your expertise in basic life support. Find a BLS recertification class in your area.

    If you or your organization would like to become a Red Cross Training Partner for Basic Life Support (BLS), you'll not only have the freedom to insert your local protocols into your Louisiana BLS certification classes, but you'll also gain the ability to host BLS trainings for organizations beyond your own. In addition, you'll gain access to professional, high-quality research and program development, first-rate, competitively priced training materials, a number of online marketing tools, a secure, online registration tool, and more.

    As a BLS professional, keeping your skills sharp so that you're able to deliver an appropriate and professional level of care at a moment's notice is critical. That's why we provide all of our Louisiana BLS certification students with access to free refresher materials. These interactive online activities take just minutes to complete, but can make all the difference during times of crisis. Find information on all of the BLS refresher materials available, and learn how we can help you stay prepared to help long after your class has ended.