Cardiac arrest is the leading killer of both men and women in the United States. Often, this is because the victim experiences cardiac arrest outside of the hospital and doesn’t receive any first aid or assistance between the moment of collapse and when first responders arrive on the scene. Without an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) or CPR, the likelihood for survival is slim.

That’s why it’s so important to have AED devices onsite and a team that knows how to use them. When your employees have their CPR/AED certification, they are able to remain calm and quickly step in if there is a medical emergency, increasing the chances of not just surviving, but having a good outcome! That’s why we offer workplace training on using AEDs as well as American Heart Association CPR classes in Chapel Hill.

CPR/AED Certification Saves Lives in Chapel Hill

Even though having an existing heart condition or cardiovascular disease puts you at a higher risk for cardiac arrest, it can still happen to anyone at anytime. That’s because cardiac arrest is an electrical issue in the heart that affects the rhythm. This isn’t to be confused with a heart attack, which is caused by a blockage that prevents blood flow. Receiving CPR training in Chapel Hill gives you a better understanding between the two and what the signs look like.

Because cardiac arrest is related to an electrical problem, knowing how to use an AED is beneficial because the defibrillator can “shock” the heart back into rhythm. However, an AED should also be used for a heart attack to attempt to get the heart pumping again, especially because without medical diagnosis, you don’t know the cause of the heart attack.

The most important thing is to act quickly, and having a device on site and a team who has taken AED and CPR classes improves the chance of survival with a good outcome. By using a defibrillator, a victim has a 70 percent chance of surviving the incident without neurological effects whereas CPR alone only has a 50% likelihood of a positive outcome.

Why Choose Our AED and CPR Classes in Chapel Hill?

In order to ensure your entire team has the same professional training at the same time, we can come to your preferred location to provide you and your team with a tailored AED and CPR class. This makes it easier on your employees who won’t have to schedule class on their own, and it’s easier for you because you’ll easily keep up with who has their CPR/AED certification and you won’t have to reimburse people for the cost of the class.

Most importantly, with the right CPR training, your team will know how to stay calm and level headed during an emergency and will be able to act fast.

Our American Heart Association CPR Classes with AED certification include:

  • How to recognize cardiac arrest and when someone needs CPR or AED rescue.
  • When to contact 911 for medical help and what to say to the operator.
  • The benefits of using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device.
  • Mastering the prompts, lights, and messages on an AED device.
  • Where to look for an AED device in a business or public setting in a store, mall, or stadium.
  • Reviewing the ‘Good Samaritan Law’ and how it applies to you.

We take pride in being an AHA authorized training center and provide AHA curriculum, which includes the five factors that improve survival chances for victims of cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke, and other emergencies, including:

  • Recognition and activation of the emergency response system
  • Immediate high-quality CPR
  • Rapid defibrillation
  • Basic and advanced emergency medical services
  • Advanced life support and post-arrest care

Contact Us for AED Training & CPR Classes in Chapel Hill

We lease and sell AED devices as well as offer onsite AED and CPR certification in Chapel Hill. To learn more about this course or to ask about on-site training, reach out to us today at (919) 639-4848 or fill out our contact form!