CPR CLASSES, TRAINING & CERTIFICATION IN TAMPA
Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. Is your team prepared to respond to medical emergencies in the workplace? EMC offers comprehensive, onsite CPR, AED, and First Aid training to serve your organization’s emergency needs. Our flexible onsite CPR training courses are designed to fit your organization’s needs, schedule, and budget.
Our expert instructors come to your location at the time and date that is most convenient for you, supplying all of the equipment needed. Whether you’re required by OSHA to provide a certification card to every employee, or you simply want to create a safer workplace, EMC provides same day certification that prepares your team to be ready in an emergency.
What is AED and CPR Training and Why is it Important?
The importance of providing AED and CPR training to your employees cannot be stated strongly enough. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly four out of five cases of sudden cardiac arrest occur outside of a hospital. Bystanders in the workplace play a crucial role in boosting the chances of survival. CPR and AED training enables the first person on the scene to perform chest compression with CPR and deliver life-saving shocks with an AED.
It is no exaggeration to say that AED and CPR training saves lives. The average time for the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS) personnel is seven minutes. When sudden cardiac arrest occurs, every minute counts. The condition typically results from an electrical disturbance in the heart that disrupts its pumping and stops blood flow to the body.
When the heart stops beating normally, the lack of oxygenated blood flow can cause brain damage in a matter of minutes and the person can die within eight to 10 minutes. For every minute of cardiac arrest that goes by without automated external defibrillation and CPR, the chance of survival decreases by about 7% to 10%.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that allows you to monitor the heart rate of a person and give electric shocks to stabilize the heart. Although it sounds complicated, an AED is simple and intuitive enough for a layperson to learn to use with proper training. Many people find it easier to learn how to use an AED than to perform CPR.
CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. CPR can double or triple the chances of survival after cardiac arrest. CPR involves performing chest compressions and keeps the blood flow active, extending the opportunity for successful resuscitation when trained medical responders arrive.
Schedule Your Life Saving Workplace Safety Training Classes Today
EMC offers AED, CPR & First Aid training through the American Heart Association (AHA), American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), Emergency Care & Safety Institute, and American Red Cross.
Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about our safety training solutions.