Advanced Courses

Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support

$105 Per participant
Course Length: 3-4 hours

Blended Learning option available, please ask for details.

The purpose of the American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) course is to ensure that individuals with a duty to respond (public safety professionals and healthcare providers) have the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. The course emphasizes active, hands-on learning and uses scenario activities to help participants learn how to provide one rescuer and two rescuer CPR, multiple rescuer response, how to use an AED and relieve an obstructed airway for adult, child and infant patients. Participants will learn how to check both a conscious and unconscious patient, how to give effective ventilations to a patient experiencing a cardiac arrest and/or respiratory arrest, including using a resuscitation mask and bag-valve-mask (BVM) resuscitator.Ā Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Basic Life Support, valid for two years.

CPR For the Professional Rescuer

CPR For the Professional Rescuer

$105 Per participant
Course Length: 3-5 hours

Blended learning option available, please ask for details.

The American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers (CPRO) program trains individuals with a duty to act including lifeguards, EMS personnel, police, security personnel, firefighters and athletic trainers ā€“ to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. This course is also intended for individuals serving in roles that would be called upon to provide support in emergency situations, such as aquatic facility, gym/fitness club or community/recreation center staff. Successful students will receive an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers valid for two years.

Emergency Medical Response

Emergency Medical Response

$580 Per participant
Course Length: 51 hours

Emergency Medical Response
$580 Per participant
Course Length: 51 hours

American Red Cross EMR course provides participants the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an emergency medical responder (EMR) to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical personnel take over. In addition to the CPR for the Professional Rescuer skills, participants will learn to use airway adjuncts, emergency oxygen, the signs and symptoms of medical, environmental and behavioral emergencies, including altered mental status, seizures, poisoning, substance abuse and misuse, heat-related illnesses, cold-related emergencies and stroke, the components involved in access and extrication, the different types of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and how to respond to HAZMAT incidents, the purpose and functional positions of the incident command system (ICS) and the role of the EMR in the ICS, types of multiple-casualty incidents (MCIs) and the principles of triage, the role of EMS operations during terrorist, public health, weapon of mass destruction (WMD) and disaster emergencies, as well as how to respond to special rescue situations, such as ice, hazardous terrain, confined spaces, cave-ins, crime scenes, foreground operations and special events.

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Emergency Medical ResponseĀ valid for two years as well as a CPR For Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers, valid for two years.

Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training

$350 Per participant
Course Length: 20-24 hours

Waterfront module and blended learning option available, please ask for details.

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides lifeguard candidates with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Prerequisites
1. Candidates must be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
2. Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
3. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:

  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath.
  • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for two years.

Waterfront Lifeguard Training

Waterfront Lifeguard Training

$400 per participant
Course length: 25-35 hours

Blended learning option available, please ask for details.

The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding with Waterfront Skills course is to provide lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. The waterfront module teaches lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in nonsurf, open-water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds.

Prerequisites:
1. Candidates must be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
2. Swim 550 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
3. Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface and continue to swim another 5 yards to complete the skill sequence.
3. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds:

  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
  • Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguarding with CPR/AED For the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Waterfront Skills certificate, valid for two years.

Waterfront Module for currently certified American Red Cross lifeguards

Waterfront Module for currently certified American Red Cross lifeguards

$125 per participant
Course length: 6 hours

The purpose of the American Red Cross Waterfront Skills module is to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to emergencies in nonsurf, open-water areas found at public parks, resorts, summer camps and campgrounds.

Candidates must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding with CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid certificate.

Course Prerequisites:
1. Be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
2. Swim 550 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
3. Swim 5 yards, submerge and retrieve three dive rings placed 5 yards apart in 4 to 7 feet of water, resurface and continue to swim another 5 yards to complete the skill sequence.
4. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
5. Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds.

  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
  • Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
  • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface.

Upon successful completion, candidates will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Waterfront Skills valid for 2 years. (The Waterfront Skills certificate is only valid when accompanied by a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding with CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid certificate.)

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

$225 Per participant
Course Length: 18 hours

Prerequisites
Possess a current adult CPR/AED certification
Be at least 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course

The American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid courseĀ meets OSHAā€™s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs standards and provides participants a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response. This includes wilderness and remote environments, including urban disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes. Participants will learn the importance of immediately establishing control of the scene and starting the primary assessment, how to do a secondary assessment, calling for help from a delayed-help perspective,Ā evacuation of a victim, field assessment for injuries to the head, neck, back and spine, altitude illnesses including acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) and high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), the contents of an adequate wilderness and remote first aid kit, heat-related and cold-related illnesses, field assessment for injuries to muscles, bones and joints, and controlling bleeding.Ā Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Wilderness and Remote First Aid, valid for two years.