Did you know that 70 to 80 percent of cardiac arrests that occur outside the hospital happen at home? A victim's chance of survival can be doubled by effective bystander CPR. The administration of CPR helps to maintain blood flow to the heart and brain until emergency personnel can arrive on scene. It is a fact that death from sudden cardiac arrest is not inevitable. More lives could be saved everyday if more people knew how to effectively perform CPR.
In addition to proper CPR techniques being a life saving tool, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) devices are becoming more widespread in locations where large groups of people congregate. You have probably noticed AED stations at airports and even in your local gym. An AED is a fully automated medical device that can check a cardiac arrest victim's heart rhythm and will advise the rescuer if and when a shock needs to be administered. The device gives voice commands that give a rescuer step by step instructions. With only a few hours of proper training anyone can learn how to properly operate an AED.
Heart Hero is a CPR, First Aid and AED training solution. We have been teaching classes for more than 15 years and pride ourselves on being the "go to" source on the Central Coast for your certification needs. We offer classes at our location several times a month, but if you can't make it to us, we are more than happy to come to you. Please call Heart Hero to inquire about available dates for a group training at your location.
Ultimately our goal is to increase heart health awareness and provide effective training to support heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke and accident victims throughout our community. Congratulations on taking the first step in becoming a Heart Hero.