CPR-AED Training & Certification Classes
(Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) training & certification classes or CPR-AED (Automated External Defibralltor)
training can make the difference between life and
death during a medical emergency.
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
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
Make your workplace a vital link in the “Chain
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.
The 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
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
Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Heart
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:
ders act promptly to phone
911 and begin CPR, and
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
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.
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.
Defibrillation: Defibrillation of
the victim as soon as equipment arrives.
Advanced Care: Trained healthcare
providers arriving quickly to administer advanced lifesaving interventions.
To schedule a CPR-AED Training & Certification Class,
call (888) 347-8573