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OK....you may have taken a CPR AED and First Aid class at work a few years back or in high school, but do you really know what to do?  If your spouse or child were in cardiac arrest or your mother was having a stroke, would you really know what to do?

What if 911 were not available?  What would you do then?

We offer CPR, BLS, AED, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogen HIV AIDS Safety Training Certification Classes.  

Medical Emergencies happen every day and we can prepare you and your family for these medical emergencies.  Our CPR, First Aid and AED classes are both educational and fun. Our philosophy is that learning should be fun. We feel that if you have fun, laugh and the CPR class is interesting you will enjoy yourself and will absorb and retain the material better. Another major difference, all of our instructors have actually performed CPR, First Aid and used AEDs on real people. Not all instructors have real world CPR First Aid AED experience, they simply read about CPR and First Aid in a book. We believe real world experience makes for a better instructor and believe you will too.  All of our courses are designed to comply with the most current OSHA regulations.   

1. CPR Training Classes - Certification and re-certification classes
2. First Aid Training - includes choking and stroke warning signs
3. Advanced First Aid Training / Combat - Tactical Medicine
4. HIV / Bloodborne Pathogens Classes
5. AED Automated External Defibrillator Training
6. Emergency Medical Preparedness Safety Drills.

 According to the American Heart Association, sudden cardiac arrest claims about 340,000 lives each year – or around 930 every day in the United States. Sudden cardiac arrest, which is the leading cause of death in the United States kills more people than breast cancer, lung cancer, and AIDS combined. Currently 95 percent of all cardiac arrest victims die. Yes, I said ninety five percent of all cardiac arrest victims die.

What medical emergencies does your CPR AED First Aid Safety class cover? Our CPR AED and First Aid classes cover emergency medical care for a variety of different emergencies and life saving techniques including:
Legal/Ethical Concerns, Bloodborne Pathogens, Calling 911 and Emergency Medical Services, Scene Management and Patient Assessment, Bleeding, Cuts and Shock, Burns, Falls, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack, Drowning, Eye Injuries, Head and Face Injuries, Injuries to Muscles, Bones and Joints, Allergic Reactions and Respiratory Emergencies, Diabetic Emergencies, Seizures and Strokes, Heat Exhaustion and Hypothermia, Poisonings and Overdoses and a variety of other medical emergencies.

In addition to first aid treatment for medical emergencies what else do you cover?  
Our classes are student driven.  By this I mean no 2 classes are alike.  We encourage the students to talk about medical emergencies that they have seen either on the job or at home.  We discuss proper treatment for these emergencies, what to do, and what not to do.  We go through many different scenarios and we also stress accident prevention.  As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.  Often we discover safety concerns that management was unaware of.  Through our classroom discussions, management is then able to take action to correct any safety issues.

How often should CPR and First Aid training occur?
The old expression use it or lose it comes to mind.  The American Heart Association and Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) CPR AED and First Aid certification cards are valid for a period of 2 years.  Every 2 years may be sufficient for the actual training classes but safety drills, similar to the fire drills we had in school should be conducted on a regular basis.  These drills apply what was learned in the classroom to real life scenarios that can occur on the job site.

What else can I do to improve the safety of my staff?
Quick access to the proper PPE – Personal Protective Equipment is a must for your staff.  Your PPE should include medical exam gloves, a CPR Mask, eye protection, biohazard bag and a face mask.  These are relatively inexpensive and should be placed in an easy to reach location to allow quick retrieval for use in the event of a medical emergency.

Does The CPR School offer Bloodborne Pathogens HIV AIDS training?  Yes. We often combine this class with our CPR AED class.  Bloodborne Pathogens Training is an OSHA mandated training program for any person who may be "reasonably anticipated" to come into contact with blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) as the result of performing their job duties.  OSHA Bloodborne pathogens. - 1910.1030

Does The CPR School conduct Emergency Medical Preparedness Safety Drills?
Yes.  We offer onsite drills at your business, school or club.  We believe that training is very important, however even with expert professional CPR AED and First Aid instruction it is difficult to gauge how well your staff will react to a real medical emergency.  Our onsite CPR AED First Aid Safety drills are designed to test and rate the effectiveness of your employee health and safety program, it also allows us to evaluate if adequate first aid supplies, PPE, and AEDs are readily available.  Safety drills are the only way for us to clearly identify your businesses strengths and weaknesses in a proactive manner.

Should I purchase an AED – Automated External Defibrillator?
My answer is always “Yes”.  According to OSHA 13% of all workplace fatalities result from sudden cardiac arrest.  According to the American Heart Association, sudden cardiac arrest claims about 340,000 lives each year – or around 1,000 every day in the United States.  Sudden cardiac arrest, which is the leading cause of death in the United States.  Cardiac arrest kills more people than breast cancer, lung cancer, and AIDS combined. Currently 95 percent of all cardiac arrest victims die.

Simply put, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) save lives.  Would you spend $2,000 if it saved an employee?  The answer is obviously yes.  You have smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, security cameras and other systems to save property why not put something in place that saves lives.  Think about this, how many fire extinguishers do you own?  How many AEDs?  Fire extinguishers are designed to save property whereas an AED saves lives.  Life safety is far more important than saving property.

How much does an Automated External Defibrillator cost?
I just delivered an AED in a waterproof carry case to a customer, the cost of the AED and waterproof case, delivered was just under $1,900.  There are cheaper options but this customer wanted a good quality AED and did not want to cut corners on safety.

What about a first aid kit?
A good first aid kit is very important and not the one you bought at WalMart a few years ago.  I am talking about a real emergency medical kit used to treat real medical emergencies.  Please see our page dedicated soley to First Aid Kits. 

As a side note - make certain you have a smaller first aid kit in your car and at your place of business.  A good first aid kit will have good PPE – personal protective equipment such as gloves, glasses and CPR masks as well as bandages, medical tape, burn gel, eye wash and an assortment of band aids in various sizes.  The items you include in your first aid kit may vary depending on the size of your family, business, what special hazards may be present and the number of people at your location.   

And don’t forget about quality……This is what sets us apart from the others. 
1) Full time professional instructor.  No subcontractors, temps of fill ins.
2) Your instructor will have real CPR experience
3) Your instructor will have real AED experience
4) Your instructor will have a bachelors and masters degree
5) Your instructor will be a state licensed EMT or Paramedic (FL State license)
6) Your instructor will have risk management experience (FL State license)
7) Your instructor will have 20+ years teaching experience
8) Your instructor will be named on a $2,000,000.00 liability insurance policy
9) Your class will be fun.  You will learn a lot and have fun doing so - we promise.
10) Free AED Inspections with each class
11) Money back satisfaction guarantee on all classes

Get Your CPR Certification from a Certified Instructor
Get your CPR certification training by the best.  The CPR School’s CPR instructors are certified through the American Heart Association, ECSI and ASHI.  We offer a variety of CPR and First Aid courses, all taught by certified instructors in a open, low stress, hands on atmosphere.

What you should expect from The CPR School’s training classes? 
Fully licensed and insured 
Your CPR class instructor is certified by The American Heart Association 
Instruction and training from people who are both dedicated to teaching and have real life experience using CPR, AED and First Aid.
Full-time instructors - not someone trying to fit in a quick CPR class to make a few extra dollars. 
All CPR AED and First Aid certification cards issued the day you take your CPR class

We are committed to helping your family or group with all of your health and safety needs.  From CPR AED First Aid safety training programs to implementing, installing and maintaining AEDs at your workplace.  Call us at 561-762-0500 to discuss how we can help you with your safety needs.