Heartland Red Cross

Helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergency situations.

Unless otherwise indicated, all classes are held at
American Red Cross of the Heartland - One Westport Court, Bloomington, 61704.

Get Your Certification

First Aid ($25)

Participants learn first aid skills for treating a variety of injuries such as burns, wounds, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold-related injuries. Participants also learn to manage sudden illnesses, stroke, seizure, bites and poisoning.

To take this course register online or call (309) 662-0500.

Wilderness First Aid ($100)

This course is adaptable to meet the needs of youth-serving organizations, adult participants in outdoor recreational activities as well as employees working in various wilderness and remote settings where EMS response time to the site of an incident is more than 60 minutes. It complies with federal OSHA regulatory requirements for employee training and meets current wilderness first aid training requirements for a variety of organizations, including Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camp Association and American Canoe Association. Major portions are designed to be taught in an outdoor environment.

Topics covered include:
Head (Brain), Neck and Spinal Injuries
Wounds and Wound Infection
Hypothermia • Heat-Related Emergencies
Allergies and Anaphylaxis • Altitude-Related
Illnesses • Bone and Joint Injuries • Burns

Current Adult CPR/AED certificate from the American Red Cross or a recognized training agency within one year of issue.
Minimum age of 14.

To take this course register online or call (309) 662-0500.

Dog and Cat First Aid ($35)

This course provides pet owners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for their pets in times of emergency. Learn how to respond effectively to emergencies and illnesses with first aid, rescue breathing and other appropriate care. Videos, activities, and hands-on skills training, along with discussion will help you to become a better prepared pet owner.

The course is taught by the staff of the Animal Emergency Clinic and the fee includes an easy-to-use handbook, emergency reference guide and DVD.

To take this course register online or call (309) 662-0500.

Renew Your Certification

First Aid Challenge Sessions ($25)

These sessions provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate competency of their skills and knowledge outside the formal class setting. The participant has sole responsibility for preparing for knowledge & skill tests. No instruction or “coaching” is provided during a challenge session. Generally, challenges are recommended only for those who have taken CPR training more than once & feel completely confident with their knowledge & skills. ** Students must have prior knowledge of skills and be prepared to test upon arrival.

To take this course register online or call (309) 662-0500.

Become an Instructor

CPR/AED & First Aid Instructor Course ($200)

This course is designed to train instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED courses.
• Minimum age of 17
• Fundamentals of Instructor Training session is included in the course
• Pass preliminary written exam and skills sessions at the beginning of the course

To take this course register online or call (309) 662-0500.

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