CPR/AED and First Aid

Why Learn CPR?

Our classes are based on American Heart Association guidelines for CPR/AED, First Aid and BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Provider, providing instruction on Adult, Child and Infant CPR,  instruction on how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator),  First Aid and Choking Relief, providing videos, discussion and hands-on learning.  

Beginning January 31, 2019,  AHA has required the use of an instrumented directive feedback device or manikin for practice and testing in all AHA courses that teach the skills of adult CPR. 

To meet the AHA’s requirement, at a minimum, the device must measure and provide real-time audio feedback or visual feedback (or both) on compression rate and depth. This audio or visual information allows students to self-correct their skills in real time during both practice and testing. 

We utilize Prestan Infant, Child and Adult Manikins for all of our training.  Prestan Manikins are realistic and provide real-time audio and visual user feedback, illustrating whether the student is performing the proper 100-120 compressions per minute and compressing the chest to a depth of  2 - 2.4 inches on an adult patient.

Why Learn CPR?

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.

Be the Difference for Someone You Love.  If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. Unfortunately, only about 46% of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest get the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives.

Music Can Help Save Lives. During CPR, you should push on the chest at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute.  The beat of the song “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees is a perfect match for this.  "Crazy In Love"  from Beyoncé  and "Walk the Line"  by Johnny Cash will also give the same beat.