Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States. When cardiac arrest occurs, it can take several minutes for first responders to arrive on the scene, and unless proper first aid is administered immediately, the victim’s chances of survival are slim. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), over 400,000 cases of cardiac arrest occur outside of a hospital or medical setting each year. Without an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), the likelihood for survival is decreased, so in the event of an emergency at your workplace, having a team who has their CPR/AED certification can be the difference between life and death. That’s why we offer workplace training on using AEDs as well as American Heart Association CPR classes in Durham.
CPR/AED Certifications Save Lives
While people with existing heart conditions are at a higher risk for cardiac arrest, it can also happen to active, healthy people with no chronic or known medical conditions. Even though people often use “heart attack” and “cardiac arrest” to mean the same thing, a heart attack occurs when blood flow is blocked whereas cardiac arrest takes place when the heart stops beating unexpectedly due to an electrical problem. A defibrillator or CPR can restore the heart’s rhythm.
Time Matters During Cardiac Arrest
Having an AED on-site and a team who has received CPR/AED certification is important because reaction time is one of the biggest factors in surviving an incident. Each minute without a heartbeat, a victim’s chance of survival drops by 10 percent. By using a defibrillator, a person will have a 70 percent chance of survival with little to no neurological effects if a trained employee administers the “shock” within three minutes of collapse. CPR alone is still better than no first aid at all, but without the defibrillator to restart the heart, a positive outcome drops to 50%.
Having close access to an AED and knowing how to correctly use it while waiting for EMS or first responders to show up provides the best chance of survival. That’s why we work with both small and large businesses to review the building and the employee structure to determine how many AEDs you need. For convenience, we have AEDs available for lease or purchase, as well as providing onsite AED and CPR classes in Durham.
Why Choose Our American Heart Association CPR Classes in Durham?
If you want your team to receive proper training in how to save lives using an AED and administering CPR, we can provide worksite training and a tailored AED training program for your organization. With the right first aid 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 the need for CPR or AED rescue.
- Who contacts 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 Durham
We sell AED devices as well as offer onsite AED and CPR classes in Durham. 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!