SPRINGFIELD — Registering for health and safety training classes with the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter is now easier than before with the Red Cross comprehensive online scheduling system. By visiting www.redcrosscwm.org, prospective students can search and register for both online and in-class trainings within a 100-mile radius of their home.
As a leader in health and safety training for nearly 100 years, the Red Cross is today’s premier provider of first aid and CPR. Developed in conjunction with medical experts, each program delivers the latest information in life-saving techniques. In addition to training nurse assistants, providing disaster relief, organizing blood drives, and teaching water safety, the Red Cross has provided first aid and safety instruction to generations of Americans.
From CPR, first aid, and automated external defibrillator (AED) training to babysitter training and injury-prevention courses; from blood-borne pathogen training to community disaster education, Red Cross training offers complete, flexible programs that help people stay prepared for many life-threatening situations. American Red Cross first aid, CPR, and AED programs are designed to give students the confidence to respond in an emergency situation with skills that can save a life. The Pioneer Valley Chapter also offers flexible workplace and employee-training options.
The chapter also offers a combined day or evening nurse assistant and home health aide training program. After successfully completing this training program, students are eligible to apply for the Massachusetts state examination to become a certified nurse assistant, and will have the skills to work in any health care environment.
The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter offers ongoing training to help individuals — from the laypeople to professional rescuers — learn the skills necessary to respond in the case of emergency. For easy online registration, visit www.redcrosscwm.org. You may also register or obtain additional information by calling (800) 244-5711. Trainings are offered on an ongoing basis at a variety of times. Check the Web site regularly for class schedules, or call the chapter for additional details.