The Importance of Nevada CPR Training and AED Program Management
Thinking about getting a Nevada CPR certification? CPR, which stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is an extremely useful skill to have. Anyone can and should learn CPR because it prepares you to respond in a cardiac emergency.
Unfortunately, the American Heart Association reports that 70% of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to administer CPR or haven’t undergone CPR training in a long time. Below are some compelling reasons why it’s worthwhile to learn CPR:
- Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur on an annual basis.
- Knowing how to perform CPR can make the difference between life and death.
- Many victims of sudden cardiac arrest don’t have heart disease or other risk factors.
- Anyone can learn CPR and have the power to save a life.
- Failure to act in a cardiac arrest emergency can lead to unnecessary death.
- If a bystander performs CPR immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, it doubles or triples the victim’s chance of survival.
Sudden cardiac arrest isn’t the same thing as a heart attack. Many people who suffer from sudden cardiac arrest look healthy and don’t have heart disease or other risk factors. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions. The electrical impulses of the heart become fast or chaotic, which can cause the heart to stop beating. On the other hand, a heart attack occurs when blood flow to part of the heart is blocked. A heart attack can lead to sudden cardiac arrest in some cases.
When someone goes into cardiac arrest, the heart stops functioning abruptly. It’s important to perform CPR until an emergency medical technician (EMT) arrives. CPR provides breathing and blood circulation to someone experiencing cardiac arrest. Otherwise, biological death will occur within minutes. An automated external defibrillator (AED) can be used to shock the heart and restore a normal heart rhythm within a matter of minutes.
If every American took a class and got CPR/AED certification, thousands of deaths could be prevented each year. While CPR isn’t a common skill, it is a skill that anyone can learn and it can be administered relatively easily. Learning CPR is a social and personal responsibility to our loved ones, friends, and fellow citizens. Medical emergencies can occur without warning and most of us are unprepared to respond. Sudden cardiac arrest affects people of all ages and everyone trained in CPR and in operating an AED is capable of saving a life.
AED Program Management Benefits
If you’ve committed to making your workplace a safer place by investing in AEDs, you must ensure that you select the right AEDs for your needs and that your AED program meets government regulations. Designing, implementing, and maintaining a compliant and medically sound AED program is no simple task. AED program management services can help you set up and run an effective AED program by ensuring the following:
- There are enough AEDs at your facility
- Enough employees are appropriately trained
- Full compliance with local, state, and federal laws
- Medical direction and oversight
- Ongoing support for early defibrillation program
- Regular maintenance and recordkeeping
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