This American Heart Course is appropriate for parents, personal trainers (ACE, ACSM), babysitters (over 10 years old), teachers, coaches, foster care, social workers, summer camp counselors, construction workers or anyone else wanting to learn CPR.
Cardiovascular disease is the single greatest cause of death in the United States. Every year more than 480,000 adult Americans die of a heart attack or related complications. The victim of an emergency such as a heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, or choking may be saved if people at the scene have had the life saving skills and techniques training.
AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators), when used swiftly-in the first 3-5 minutes of a person collapsing-have been shown to dramatically increase the survival rate of people suffering from cardiac arrest. An AED will automatically determine the heart rhythm of a pulseless victim and, if the victim is in ventricular fibrillation (v-fib), shock the victim’s heart in an attempt to restore its rhythm to normal.
The AHA Heartsaver AED course along with Pediatric CPR teaches the basic techniques of adult CPR and use of an AED.
After completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the links in the American Heart Association’s “Chain of Survival”
- Describe the steps of CPR for Adults, Children, and Infants
- Describe the safe and accurate use of an AED
Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Heartsaver CPR certification card that is valid for two years.
The cost for this course is $70.00.