What is CPR? Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique used for individuals who’s heartbeat and breathing have stopped. Rescuers trained in CPR learn to restore a normal heartbeat and breathing in a patient with a medical emergency before emergency services arrive.
What is an AED? An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a battery powered device that checks a person’s heart rhythm and sends a shock to restore a normal heartbeat. AED’s can be found in many locations, and is used by professional rescuers, fire personnel, police departments and the public that is used with CPR to treat patients with sudden cardiac arrest.
What is First Aid? First Aid is the recognition of a medical emergency or injury. Individuals certified in First Aid can begin the initial stabilization and treatment of a patient before the arrival of emergency services.
When are training classes offered? CPR/AED training will take approximately 4 hours to complete and the First Aid training will be an additional 2-3 hours. An American Heart Association (AHA) CPR card will be issued after the completion of the class. Individuals are also able to complete CPR, AED and First Aid skills session after completing an online American Heart Association (AHA) course.