Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. When a person suddenly loses heart function and collapses, it can be fatal if steps to revive them aren’t immediate. That’s why a workforce who is trained in AED (Automated External Defibrillators) and CPR techniques can save lives.
The American Heart Association (AHA) states that more than 400,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital each year. Surviving a sudden cardiac arrest event without proper AED defibrillation lessens the chance for recovery. Workplace training on how to properly use an AED defibrillator when a heart’s electrical system malfunctions is critical.
AEDs in the Workplace Save Lives
Who’s at risk for cardiac arrest? Active, healthy people with no history of medical conditions can experience cardiac arrest. However, men and women with existing heart conditions are at considerable risk. Cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. It’s when the heart has an irregular heartbeat due to an electrical malfunction. Using CPR and a defibrillator (AED) usually restores someone’s normal heart rhythm.
Timely Reaction to Cardiac Arrest
Correctly using an AED is important because reaction time matters. For every minute a person is in cardiac arrest without defibrillation, they lose 10% survivability.
Outcomes Using Defibrillators:
- A person will have a 70% chance of survival with a good neurological outcome if a trained employee performs CPR and shocks the heart using a defibrillator (AED) within 3 minutes of collapse.
Outcomes Without Defibrillators:
- A person’s chance of survival with a positive outcome drops by 20% when a trained employee only performs CPR but does not use a defibrillator (AED) to restart the heart for the recommended 8 minutes.
Urgent Access to an AED
It’s very important to remember that a person’s chance to survive a cardiac arrest without defibrillation drops by 10% with each passing minute. Minutes do matter.
Starting CPR while waiting for the Fire Department or EMS to show up with an AED is the first correct response. But, it’s also essential that there’s a defibrillator (AED) within reach at the workplace to increase the person’s survivability rate.
We work with small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations. Using our expertise, we’ll review the layout of the building and your employee structure to identify how many AEDs you’ll need. We offer AED devices for lease or purchase.
Our AED Training Program in Raleigh
Workplace AED training is important and can save lives. CPR Educators can tailor AED training programs for individuals and corporations. We’ll provide details on how to operate the equipment safely and how to handle various emergency situations.
The key to staying calm and level-headed in a life or death situation is knowing what to do using your emergency training. Non-medical people can confidently use AEDs when well-trained by CPR Educators.
Here’s what you will learn in training:
- 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
American Heart Association AED Training
CPR Educators is an American Heart Association Authorized Training Center and our training is based on the AHA curriculum.
The AHA defined five factors to improve the chances of survival and recovery for victims of cardiac arrest, stroke, and other emergencies, which include:
- 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
Schedule AED Training in Raleigh for your Workplace
We sell AED devices as well as offer CPR and AED classes at our Raleigh CPR training center or you can schedule classes for groups of six or more at your workplace. Also, AED classes are available 24 hours a day with qualified instructors willing to meet any training need and any timeline.
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!