AHA Heartsaver CPR-AED Course
Take the Next Step in Learning the Skills of CPR and Using an AED
Anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they have never been trained to administer CPR.
The Heartsaver CPR-AED course is an interactive and skills-based training that teaches students the critical skills needed to respond to and manage choking or a sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.
Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States. The failure to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) significantly lessens a victim’s chance of survival. Most often it is a bystander with the skills to perform CPR that can make a difference in those who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital. A large number of cardiac arrests occur in the home–so the life you save with CPR will most likely be someone you love.
A cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack, although a heart attack may lead to a cardiac arrest. If a cardiac arrest occurs, blood stops flowing through the body. Breathing will eventually cease as well. Without a supply of oxygen, the cells in the body start to die. After 4 to 5 minutes without oxygen, brain cells begin to die resulting in brain damage and death.
CPR keeps oxygenated blood flowing around the body to keep the vital organs alive. CPR itself will not restart someone’s heart, but it can keep them alive until a defibrillator arrives—which can deliver an electrical shock to restart the heart.
Dress comfortably and in layers. This is a hands-on course. A participant workbook is provided in the cost of the class.
Must have a minimum of five students to hold the class. Electronic American Heart Association certificates will be emailed to participants within two weeks after the class is completed.