June 29, 2022
Sudden Cardiac Arrest affects the lives of approximately 365,000 people each year outside of the hospital. Unfortunately, less than 10% of these people survive. EMS relies on lay rescuers to act when they witness a sudden cardiac arrest and before the ambulance arrives. If CPR is started immediately and an AED is used before the ambulance arrives, survival rates can be much higher.
Importance of CPR, AED, and First Aid Training
At Defibtech, we believe it is crucial for everyone to be empowered to help save a life! Our mission is to help save lives from sudden cardiac arrest. We deploy AEDS all over the world, but we also understand the importance of CPR, AED, and First Aid training and the importance it plays on fulfilling our mission.
Where Can I Get Certified?
The American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and American Safety and Health Institute are a few of the organizations that provide CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification classes for both lay rescuers and medical professionals.
Classes are typically offered as a CPR/AED Certification Course, First Aid Certification Course, or a combined CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Course.
CPR, AED, & First Aid Training Courses
The classes are taught by a certified instructor and course materials are provided to all attendees. The courses are combined between lessons and skills sessions so the student has the opportunity to not only learn about these lifesaving skills, but also practice them. Blended classes are also offered to people with busier schedules who can watch the lessons online on their own schedule and then visit a training center to do an in-person skills test. Completely virtual trainings are also now available!
Upon successfully completing the course, students receive a certification card that lasts for 2 years. In two years, the course needs to be completed again. It is important to continue to review the materials handed out during class throughout the two years so you stay fresh and prepared on what to do in a cardiac emergency.
Get Certified and Save Lives
The goal of taking a certification class is to feel confident and empowered to step up and help save a life when an emergency happens. You never know who will need your life saving skills so be prepared to help save a life!