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Developing a Network of Citizen Responders

 

Each day, thousands of people are being struck down by sudden cardiac arrest. When someone’s heart suddenly stops, they will generally not survive unless someone steps in to help. Survival of cardiac arrest depends on bystanders that are ready, willing, and able to perform CPR and know how to use an AED.

Our mission is to arm our citizens with the knowledge and confidence to be able to recognize if someone is in cardiac arrest, and be ready and willing to respond without hesitation.

High quality CPR and AED use, if performed in the few minutes before Paramedics and Firefighters arrive, could mean the difference between the life and death of a friend, neighbor, or loved one.

 

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All classes are conducted in accordance with American Heart Association's standards

 

This American Heart Association (AHA) course is for Healthcare Professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.  This course is often required by many hospitals or schools related to the medical field.  Individuals such as nursing students, EMT students, Doctors, First Responders and others will very likely be required to be certified in BLS before or during school sessions or in accordance with work regulations. 

Topics covered include:

  • Adult and pediatric CPR
  • Two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask
  • Foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious)
  • Automated external defibrillation (includes child AED update)

The AHA's Heartsaver CPR AED Course is designed to prepare students to provide CPR and use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

This course is intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. It can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card valid for two years.