Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States, and the high numbers are attributed to the frequency of cardiac arrest occurences outside of a hospital or medical setting. The victim may not receive defibrillation or even CPR until EMTs or first responders arrive on at the scene. What occurs in the minutes between when a cardiac arrest incident occurs and first responders arrive are literally the difference between life and death. Without defibrillation from an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) or receiving CPR, the likelihood for survival is slim.
Having AED devices onsite at your workplace and a team that knows how to use them can turn tragic outcomes into hope. As part of their AED and CPR certification, your employees can feel confident in stepping in when there is a medical emergency. By staying calm and taking quick, decisive action, your employees can increase the chances of a victim surviving and having better chances for a full recovery. To help achieve those ends, we offer American Heart Association CPR classes in Wilmington that can also include AED certification. For medical professionals, we offer Basic Life Support, or BLS certification.
AED and CPR Certification Saves Lives
Cardiac arrest stems from an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes the heartbeat to be irregular and can also stop the heart from beating. A heart attack is caused by a a blockage in an artery which prevents blood flow. While people with cardiovascular disease may be at higher risk of cardiac arrest, it’s important to know that it can happen at any time, even to people who are young and healthy. Receiving your CPR certification in Wilmington allows you to step in and provide care, regardless of the problem.
Knowing how to properly use an AED is particularly important when an electrical impulse in the heart is the root of the problem. The defibrillation can “shock” the heart into getting back into a proper rhythm. That being said, 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 if the victim is suffering from a cardiac arrest or a heart attack.
The most important thing to know about cardiac arrest is that the faster the victim receives aid, the more likely they are to fully recover. Having a team who has taken has taken AED and CPR classes means that if someone in your organization has a medical emergency, they’ll know what to do. Receiving defibrillation, a victim has a 70 percent chance of coming through without neurological effects whereas CPR alone only has a 50 percent likelihood of a those results.
Why Choose Our AED and CPR Classes in Wilmington?
Setting up an onsite CPR class is beneficial to both your team and your company. Not only will your staff receive qualified, experienced training, you won’t have to chase people down to make sure they get it done or worry about reimbursing them for their classes. By the end of the experience they will have their CPR/AED certification and 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.
In addition, our BLS classes is designed for healthcare workers but we can also provide AED certification at that time.
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 Wilmington
We lease and sell AED devices as well as offer onsite AED and CPR certification in Wilmington. 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!