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Memphis CPR Training & Certification Classes

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In Memphis, taking a CPR training & certification class can make the difference between life and death during a medical emergency.

In Memphis it typically takes less than four hours to learn CPR and it is the most important medical course you can take. CPR is performed on victims who are not breathing and do not have a pulse. There is no greater emergency.  CPR has the effect of getting much-needed oxygen to the brain, where it can keep the nerves of the brain alive long enough for someone to get the patient's heart beating again.

 

The average national response time for “Emergency Rescue” is 5 to 10 minutes but could be as long as 20 minutes. Due to the large volume of   9-1-1 calls in Memphis, it is not uncommon for response times to go over the 5 minute mark.

 

Brain cells start dying immediately without oxygen and irreversible brain damage starts somewhere around 4 minutes. Without immediate CPR the chances of survival are small. The question that must be asked is; what kind of life style will that person lead if someone doesn’t intervene?

 

47% of all heart attack and stroke victims die before emergency rescue arrives.

Is your Memphis based business prepared? If you or a coworker suffers from a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest, will someone be prepared to perform CPR and use an AED or provide life saving emergency oxygen? We come to your Memphis facility and train your staff so they are prepared in the event of an emergency!

Make your Memphis workplace a vital link in the “Chain of Survival.”

Memphis CPR EmergencyIn the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), the victim requires an electric shock from a defibrillator to the heart. It is the only known thing that a layperson can use that will save their life. Using an AED & starting Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within the first two minutes of cardiac arrest improves the victim’s chances of survival by 90 percent. For each minute that passes, chances of survival decrease approximately 10 percent.

The average national response time for “Emergency Rescue” is 5 to 10 minutes in a metropolitan area in th U.S. If 9-1-1 rescuers arrive at your Memphis business in 5 minutes, by the time they get their equipment, get in your building, get to the victim, and analyze the situation it will be several more minutes before the first Life Saving Shock is delivered. If chances of survival go down nearly 10% per minute, can you afford to wait for Emergency Rescue? Don't wait, become a link in the "Chain of Survival."

Getting certified in our CPR-AED training & certification class in Memphis is fun and easy. With Pulse America’s complete AED solution, you'll have the peace of mind of knowing you have the best technology, ease of use, as well as Pulse America’s hands on style of training to help make your workplace safer.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack
Most sudden cardiac arrests are due to abnormal heart rhythms called arrhythmias. The most common arrhythmia is ventricular fibrillation (VF), in which the heart’s electrical impulses suddenly become chaotic and ineffective. Blood flow to the brain abruptly stops; the victim then collapses and quickly loses consciousness. Death usually follows unless a normal heart rhythm is restored within minutes.  

A heart attack is different from sudden cardiac arrest although sometimes a heart attack can trigger SCA. A heart attack occurs when one of the heart’s major blood vessels becomes blocked, shutting off blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle. Without oxygen the heart muscle starts to die, producing pain and other symptoms. A heart attack may lead to a cardiac arrest.  

 

In simple terms, a heart attack is a “plumbing” problem caused when a vessel becomes clogged. Sudden cardiac arrest is an electrical problem. Unlike a sudden cardiac arrest victim, a heart attack victim is often awake and can talk despite having chest pain or pressure. The most common symptom of a heart attack is severe pain or pressure in the center of the chest.

Sudden cardiac arrest strikes people of all ages and fitness levels, usually without warning. Many of these lives could be saved if:  

 

  • Bystan  ders act promptly to phone 911 and begin CPR, and   
  • Trained personnel provide defibrillation within 3 to 5 minutes.  

Chain of Survival

More people survive sudden cardiac arrest when a certain sequence of events happens as quickly as possible. This series of steps is called the Chain of Survival.  

 

  • Early Access: Recognizing that a cardiovascular emergency exists and immediately notifying the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) system is a key element. In most communities, phoning 911 activating the EMS system.  
  • Early CPR: Starting CPR immediately after cardiac arrest to circulate oxygen-rich blood to vital organs buys time for the victim until defibrillation can be given.   
  • Early Defibrillation: Defibrillation of the victim as soon as equipment arrives.   
  • Early Advanced Care: Trained healthcare providers arriving quickly to administer advanced lifesaving interventions. 

 

Today, part of your Memphis CPR training class is using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). An AED is the only thing that a lay person can use to save someone who is in Sudden Cardiac Arrest. We perform CPR to keep the brain viable but an AED sends an electric shock to the heart to get it back into a normal sinus rhythm.

 

As part of your Memphis CPR training & certification  class, you want to do hands on training with an AED as well. Hopefully there is more than one brand present so you can see the minor differences. They all do the same basic thing, they send a shock to the heart. The use of  the AED combined with you doing the CPR gives the victim the best chance of survival until the next level of care arrives. 

 

Also included in your Memphis CPR class you should go over choking and be taught how to do the Heimlich Maneuver. This live saving skill saves countless lives every year. Make sure that your instructor goes over it and you feel comfortable with it.


So what makes for a good CPR training & certification class in Memphis?

  • Taught by Certified Instructors  
  • Everyone Uses Their Own Manikin 
  • Everyone gets Hands-On-Training 
  • Everyone gets Hands-On-Evaluated 
  • Everyone gets a Certification Card 
  • Everyone gets a CPR Face-shield Keychain 

All Memphis CPR training & certification classes are not created equal.

How to choose a good training company, ask questions:

  • Are you insured? 
  • How many manikins will you bring? 
  • What is the instructor to student ratio? 
  • Are you going over Universal Precautions in depth so we can protect ourselves? 
  • How much hands on time will we get? 
  • If you are doing CPR for children and infants, does the instructor evaluate everyone for that as well? 
  • Do we just watch a video and take a test? 
  • Does everyone get a CPR card? 
  • Does everyone in the class get hands-on training? 
  • Do you do scenario based training for the AED too? 
  • Do you go over calling 9-1-1? 

There should be manikins available for each student in your CPR class to practice doing chest compressions. You can't get the feel of doing compressions correctly by just watching a movie. Good instructors see how students learn and adjust to individual needs. 

 

Don't just get shown how an automated external defibrillator works, you want everyone in the class to have a chance at using one. Make sure you do scenario based training, that is when stress comes in and students learn how to deal with it.

 

Make sure your CPR training covers everything you need. If you're confused in any way, don't hesitate to ask your instructor to clear it up.

To schedule a Memphis CPR Training & Certification Class, call (888) 347-8573

Memphis areas served:
Collierville, Bartlett, Germantown, Jackson, Lakeland, Milan, Millington, Olive Branch, Southaven, West Memphis, Dyer, Macon, Moscow, La Grange, Saulsbury, Middleton, new Castle, Middleburg, Bolivar, Rossville, Fisherville, Oakland, Laconia, Somerville Whiteville, Cloverport, Warren, Arlington, Bolton, Gallaway, Brunswick, Rosemark, Brownsville, Covington, Hopewell, Fulton, Burlison, Garland, Osceola, Wilson, Drummonds, Dixonville, Ripley, Holly Springs, Lewisburg, Coldwater, Oxford, Batesville, Helena