Who Needs CPR Training?
Medical personnel like doctors, nurses and laboratory technicians, Nursing Students, Nurses, Certified Nurse Assistants, CNA Students. Police, sheriffs, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMT) and first responders. Medical and Dental Office Staff, Personal Trainers/Fitness Trainers, Flight Attendants, Jail and Prison personnel. School teachers and day care workers, lifeguards, baby sitters, Nannies, child and/or adult care takers. Troop leaders for the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. And I’m sure I left out a few fields as well. As you can see, just about everyone needs to learn CPR for one reason or another.
Did You Know?
Did you know that sudden cardiac arrest is the one of the leading causes of death in the United States? Unfortunately, most people who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital do not get cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from a bystander, which significantly lessens their chances of survival.
CPR is easy to learn, and is easily taught to you and your family or co-workers by one of our certified firefighters or paramedics.
Here are five great reasons to get your CPR training from us:
1. CPR saves lives. More than 300,000 people have cardiac arrests in the United States every year. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when an electrical rhythm problem occurs and the heart is no longer able to pump blood effectively to the rest of the body. You might see a person suddenly collapse, lose consciousness, and stop breathing. The longer the body goes without circulation, the lower the chance of survival. By performing CPR, you are able to help the person’s blood keep circulating until paramedics arrive and more advanced tools can be used. We know that the chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest increases significantly, by more than double, when CPR is started early.
2. CPR is not performed enough. National statistics have shown that roughly 10 percent of people who experience sudden cardiac arrests outside of hospitals receive bystander CPR. When people are asked why they would not give CPR, a very common answer is that they never received training. Other concerns, such as doing harm to the person, doing harm to oneself, legal risks, or concerns about infection, often diminish once people learn proper CPR techniques.
3. You don’t have to do mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Another reason people report they do not perform CPR is because of concerns performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. In 2010 the guidelines for performing CPR were changed, and they now say that those who do not feel comfortable, or who have not received formal training, should attempt hands-only CPR. We advocate performing chest compressions even without breathing assistance. Hands-only CPR has been shown to be just as effective for many adults who experience sudden cardiac arrest.
4. Most cardiac arrests occur in the home. More than 85 percent of cardiac arrests take place at home. As a professional firefighter, I frequently hear stories from customers about how their lives were saved because of CPR performed by a husband, wife, child, or friend. In fact, there has been a big push, led by the American Heart Association, to bring CPR training to schools, which can save even more lives. So take the challenge. Learn CPR today from one of our highly trained medical professionals!
5. We bring everything to you! Since we are a group of highly trained and dedicated professionals, we are always ready to help teach you and your loved ones all about CPR and First Aid. In fact, we often have our gear in our vehicles and when available, we should be able to schedule your session within 48 hours of contacting us!
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