Choosing the right CPR certification class can be very confusing. The video highlights some of the basic questions one should keep in mind while choosing a CPR certification course.
When it comes to medical emergencies, schools and universities are not immune to this kind of occurrence amongst staff or students. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, most commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure that is a combination of rescue breathing and chest compression as cardiac arrest reversal efforts. Although CPR will likely not restart the heart, it will most certainly buy time for it’s victim until help can arrive. The purpose of CPR is to generate oxygenated blood to the vital organs and body parts that help reduce the likelihood of brain damage and/or death.
Teachers, professors and even other students can benefit hugely by knowing CPR. Being a very simple procedure, it can be administered during the most critical time when waiting for paramedics to arrive, and quite frankly, because it saves lives. (more…)
The Need for First Aid and CPR Certification:
Basic First Aid and CPR are critical skills that every American should have. To be prepared for any emergency, knowing when to perform CPR is crucial to a victim’s survival. Acting quickly and calmly with proper training can make the difference between life and death in an emergency like a cardiac arrest.
Did you know that more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen every year across the U.S? A cardiac arrest victim can die within eight minutes. If they receive CPR within the first two minutes, their chance of survival increases dramatically. Quick action and using proper basic first aid and CPR techniques will save lives.
Without certification, you won’t have the skills needed to save a life when it’s needed most. The best way to ensure that you can step into an emergency and perform CPR or basic first aid actions is to get your certification. (more…)