First Aid Class Near Me

When you search for "First Aid class near me" online, the results are usually pretty unhelpful. Finding a local first aid class can be more difficult than it first sounds, and there are a few things to think about before you sign up for any course.

Hopefully, by the end of this article, you'll know what to look out for when deciding which emergency aid course is best for you and your team, and how to find one of the best training providers in your area.

Read on to find out more about emergency response classes, and how to book them for you and your employees.

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Finding a Class Near You

Unfortunately, finding a class near you can be more confusing than you might expect. This is because there are a variety of different courses and loads of different companies that provide them.

It's important that you find first aid classes that are designed for the qualifications you and your employees need and not one that isn't going to help you in the long run. There a couple of things you can do to make finding a class that bit easier.

Where can I find a class?

Online

The first place to look for a class is online. Although we already mentioned that looking online can be confusing, it can get much more simple if you start to narrow down your search. For example, if you need CPR training for your team, limit your search to CPR/AED providers. If a basic life support class is what you're after, look for that specifically.

As well as finding in-person courses, you'll also be able to discover classes that can actually be completed online. For example, taking an online CPR class is one of the most popular ways to get a CPR certification, and can be completed from the comfort of your own home. Online simulation learning classes are always taught by healthcare professionals or doctors and are just as good as in-person training classes.

There are plenty of options you can find online, especially in the New York area. Just make sure you know exactly what you're looking for before delving in.

Through your Employer

Many companies offer regular American Red Cross training for any employees who want or need some first aid CPR/AED training. This is one of the best ways to take basic life support classes since your employer will often cover the cost of the course.

If you are a business owner looking to provide first aid CPR/AED training for your staff, then there are a number of companies that offer group sessions. Some will even have online CPR/AED classes available if you want to keep everyone in the office.

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What will the class cover?

Emergency response classes will cover a variety of different topics. It all depends on what kind, of course, you sign up for. Pediatric First Aid, CPR/AED, and basic life support classes will all vary in their content, for example.

What is common in each class though is that they are all certificated by the American Red Cross. The Red Cross has a few different program choices that are suitable for all different types of learners. We go through each one in a little more depth below:

Full Class

An American Red Cross full class is the most common type of training you can do. You receive a full and complete certification at the end of the course, which is instructed full-time by healthcare providers. This is the one to go for if you want to learn as much as possible.

Review Class

These classes make up a shorter course that is mainly designed as a booster session for someone who has already completed a full training course in the past. For example, if you have a certificate for CPR/AED training but you need to update it for a new employer, a review class would probably be what you are looking for. A review class is also good for a new learner who wants to complete a shorter, online class before committing to a full class and certification.

Blended Class

The blended class is a combination of the full and shorter classes. If a student has already completed a review class, then they can take a blended training class in order to get up to the full certification.

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What are the benefits of training classes?

Training classes are the best way to gain an official emergency response certification. Not only are they instructed by professionals from a healthcare provider, but they are also convenient and can be flexible around your schedule.

Whether you need a CPR, AED, or first responder certification, training classes will always be the way to get it.

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