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CPR-AED Training & Certification Classes

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) training & certification classes or CPR-AED (Automated External Defibralltor) training can make the difference between life and death during a medical emergency.

It typically takes less than four hours to learn CPR and it is the most important medical course you can take. CPR is performed on victims who are not breathing and do not have a pulse. There is no greater emergency.  CPR has the effect of getting much-needed oxygen to the brain, where it can keep the nerves of the brain alive long enough for someone to get the patient's heart beating again.

 

The average national response time for “Emergency Rescue” is 5 to 10 minutes but could be as long as 20 minutes. Due to the large volume of 9-1-1 calls, it is not uncommon for response times to go over the 5 minute mark.

 

Brain cells start dying immediately without oxygen and irreversible brain damage starts somewhere around 4 minutes. Without immediate CPR the chances of survival are small. The question that must be asked is; what kind of life style will that person lead if someone doesn’t intervene?

 

47% of all heart attack and stroke victims die before emergency rescue arrives.

Is your business prepared? If you or a coworker suffers from a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest, will someone be prepared to perform CPR and use an AED? We come to your facility and train your staff so they are prepared in the event of an emergency!

CPR & AED Used On Sudden Cardiac Arrest VictimMake your workplace a vital link in the “Chain of Survival.”

In the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), the victim requires an electric shock from a defibrillator to the heart. It is the only known thing that will save their life. Using an AED & starting Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within the first two minutes of cardiac arrest improves the victim’s chances of survival by 90 percent. For each minute that passes, chances of survival decrease approximately 10 percent.

Loading Sudden Cardiac Arrest Victim in AmbulanceThe average national response time for “Emergency Rescue” is 5 to 10 minutes in a metropolitan area in th U.S. If 9-1-1 rescuers arrive at the location in 5 minutes, by the time they get their equipment, get in your building, get to the victim, and analyze the situation it will be several more minutes before the first Life Saving Shock is delivered.

If chances of survival go down nearly 10% per minute, can you afford to wait for Emergency Rescue? Don't wait, become a link in the "Chain of Survival."

Getting certified in our CPR-AED training & certification class is fun and easy. With Pulse America’s complete AED solution, you'll have the peace of mind of knowing you have the best technology, ease of use, as well as Pulse America’s hands on style of training to help make your workplace safer.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack
Most sudden cardiac arrests are due to abnormal heart rhythms called arrhythmias. The most common arrhythmia is ventricular fibrillation (VF), in which the heart’s electrical impulses suddenly become chaotic and ineffective. Blood flow to the brain abruptly stops; the victim then collapses and quickly loses consciousness. Death usually follows unless a normal heart rhythm is restored within minutes.  

A heart attack is different from sudden cardiac arrest although sometimes a heart attack can trigger SCA. A heart attack occurs when one of the heart’s major blood vessels becomes blocked, shutting off blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle. Without oxygen the heart muscle starts to die, producing pain and other symptoms. A heart attack may lead to a cardiac arrest.  

 

In simple terms, a heart attack is a “plumbing” problem caused when a vessel becomes clogged. Sudden cardiac arrest is an electrical problem. Unlike a sudden cardiac arrest victim, a heart attack victim is often awake and can talk despite having chest pain or pressure. The most common symptom of a heart attack is severe pain or pressure in the center of the chest.

Sudden cardiac arrest strikes people of all ages and fitness levels, usually without warning. Many of these lives could be saved if:  

 

  • Bystan ders act promptly to phone 911 and begin CPR, and   
  • Trained personnel provide defibrillation within 3 to 5 minutes.  

Chain of Survival

More people survive sudden cardiac arrest when a certain sequence of events happens as quickly as possible. This series of steps is called the Chain of Survival.  

 

  • Early Access: Recognizing that a cardiovascular emergency exists and immediately notifying the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) system is a key element. In most communities, phoning 911 activating the EMS system.  
  • Early CPR: Starting CPR immediately after cardiac arrest to circulate oxygen-rich blood to vital organs buys time for the victim until defibrillation can be given.   
  • Early Defibrillation: Defibrillation of the victim as soon as equipment arrives.   
  • Early Advanced Care: Trained healthcare providers arriving quickly to administer advanced lifesaving interventions. 

 

To schedule a CPR-AED Training & Certification Class, call (888) 347-8573