Although cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training may seem costly and time-consuming at first, understanding how to administer CPR techniques could prove to be the difference between life and death for a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victim.
The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest incidents will take place this year. However, the majority of bystanders are unlikely to perform CPR during these incidents, according to the AHA.
Furthermore, the AHA projects a 12 percent overall survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims in 2016. This indicates few out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims will survive, despite the fact that bystander CPR may double or triple their chances of survival.
What will it take for individuals to devote the necessary time and resources to understand CPR? CPR training, of course! Now, CPR training is available across the United States, and many organizations are doing their part to promote CPR lessons in schools too.
For example, Leader Publications reported a car dealer in Columbia, Illinois recently donated CPR training kits to two local high schools. Each of the training kits is valued at approximately $650 and includes a mini CPR dummy, various CPR training materials and an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Giving high school students the ability to learn CPR could deliver significant benefits for a number of reasons.
First, high school students who understand how to perform CPR correctly will be able to deliver life-saving support to SCA victims, reducing the loss of lives in SCA incidents nationwide.
Let’s not forget about the long-lasting impact of CPR training for high school students, either. If high school students embrace their roles as life-savers, they may be able to share their CPR knowledge and insights with peers, parents and others. As a result, these students can drive a transformation, one that enables anyone to become a life-saver in his or her community.
What Does It Take to Learn CPR?
CPR training offers immense value for healthcare professionals and medical personnel. Conversely, you don’t need to work in the healthcare or medical field to reap the benefits of CPR lessons.
Many high schools are teaching students how to perform CPR. By doing so, these schools are empowering students with life-saving skills that may deliver immediate and long-term benefits.
Also, CPR courses are available for students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels, guaranteeing you can become CPR-certified without delay.
At SureFire CPR of Southern California, we offer a broad range of classes to help students become CPR-certified. All of our classes are taught by expert instructors who have worked as firefighters, emergency medical technicians or nurses or held other healthcare or medical positions in the past. Therefore, our teachers understand what it takes to deliver life-saving support in dangerous scenarios and will do everything they can to guarantee you can become a life-saver who can administer vital assistance in any critical situation, at any time.
Perhaps best of all, SureFire CPR offers superior equipment, tools, and technologies at all of our Southern California campus locations. This means you can practice CPR techniques and build your CPR skill set in a friendly learning environment.
Take advantage of SureFire CPR’s classes today. To learn more about our courses, please contact us at (888) 277-3143.