Ft Lauderdale CPR Training
In 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 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. If 9-1-1
rescuers arrive at the location 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 class 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.
Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack
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:
- Bystanders 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
- 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: Paramedics arriving quickly to administer advanced lifesaving
- Hospital Care: Post care at a hospital
To schedule a CPR Training Class in Ft Lauderdale, Call
We service the following communities in South Florida for CPR
training: Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Davie, Lauderhill, Sunrise, Plantation,
Weston, Miramar, Coral Springs, Margate, Coconut Creek, Tamarac, Pompano Beach, Miami, Hialeah, Kendall, Coral
Gables, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, Opa Locka, North Miami, Homestead, Dania, Hallandale, Deerfield Beach, Boca
Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray, Wellington, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Port
St. Lucie and Fort Pierce.