If you’ve invested in or are shopping for AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) then you know these amazing life-saving devices are very easy-to-use. Their voice prompts guide the rescuer through the rescue and those AEDs with visual prompts show the responder what to do. Because of the straightforward operation of these simple medical devices, we are often asked why training is needed. In short, CPR/AED training and certification is a wonderful idea to bring an AED program to life and in numerous States it’s required. AED One-Stop Shop offers the AEDs and the CPR Training in your City.
Here’s a brief description of what CPR is and does. CPR is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest. It is indicated in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing.
CPR involves chest compressions at least 2 inches deep and at a rate of at least 100 per minute in an effort to create artificial circulation by manually pumping blood through the heart and thus the body. The rescuer may also provide breaths by either exhaling into the subject’s mouth or nose or using a device that pushes air into the subject’s lungs. Current recommendations place emphasis on high-quality chest compressions over artificial respiration; a simplified CPR method involving chest compressions only is recommended for untrained rescuers.
The American Heart Association, Red Cross and other trusted CPR curriculum now include a significant portion of the CPR on the use of public defibrillators or AEDs. In a good quality class, the participants will get ample time to simulate use of the AED and delivery of CPR on a manikin.
Whether CPR training in tandem with AED deployment is required or not in your State, we at AED One-Stop Shop are strong advocates for the training of life-saving skills. Workplace employees become far more at ease and confident with the technology and in our experience are far more likely to be willing to participate in a rescue.
Contact Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com or 855-OSS-AEDs and we’ll advise you about AEDs, CPR, and other requirements in your State like Program Management and Medical Direction.