American Red Cross BLS training classes can help you safely and effectively respond to medical emergencies in your community. By blending reading and lecture with hands-on experience, our Basic Life Support training allows you to learn new techniques and sharpen your skills so you can deliver care to those in need and help improve patient outcomes. Available for individuals and teams, our BLS courses are modular and flexible – and can help you meet your organization's standards for care.
Designed specifically for healthcare professionals and first-responders, our BLS courses deliver information and skills training on:
- 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
Taking BLS Classes
With our in-person classes and innovative blended learning opportunities, which combine online work with hands-on training, individuals and organizations who wish to train as a team can easily select the right solutions for their schedules and learning styles.
In addition, our adaptive learning functionality allows you to follow a personalized learning path which gives experienced participants the option to test out of a lesson, or test out of specific topics within a lesson, resulting in reduced overall class time.
Why Train with the Red Cross
For more than a century, we've prepared people to respond to emergencies of all sizes – from the everyday to the large disaster. As part of the Red Cross BLS training program, you'll join the millions we train every year and learn the BLS skills that can save a life.