- If the heart stops pumping, it is known as a cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs – is a leading cause of death.
- Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States.
- When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.
- If someone does not perform CPR, the survival chances of a victim will decrease 7% in every single minute of delay.
- Within 5 – 6 minutes after a victim has experienced cardiac arrest and within that time span, no CPR is performed, followed by defibrillation, the victim might further suffer from brain death crisis.
- CPR is not only meant for resuscitating a victim of cardiac arrest. 7 million people, including children and adults suffer disabling injuries every year in their homes or within similar environments. This is caused by accidents that might require the use of CPR.
- In the United States, someone dies because of a combination of accidents and heart attacks, every 34 seconds.
- 45% heart attacks occur amongst people under 65 years of age.
- 1 in 6 men and 1 in 8 women, above 45 years of age have had stroke or heart attack.
This certified course is for anyone who wants to respond to a variety of health care emergencies, such as stroke, heart attack, choking, breathing emergencies for infants, children and adults. CPR is a combination of techniques, including chest compressions and ventilations, designed to pump the heart to get blood circulating and deliver oxygen to the brain.
- Learn to recognize signs of heart attacks, cardiac arrest, choking, absence of breathing and shock.
30 Compressions, 2 breaths, 5 times, recheck vitals, repeat.
- Conscious/Unconscious Choking
- Rescue Breathing:
1 breath every 5 seconds (Adults)
1 breath every 3 seconds (Children & Infants)
- 2 year American Heart (AHA) or Red Cross (ARC) certification.
Ask to pair with AED and First Aid!