Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) & CPR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency technique performed when a person’s heartbeat or breathing has stopped. It is a lifesaving maneuver that can keep a person alive long enough to get them professional medical attention. CPR students are trained to perform chest compressions, to clear the person’s airway and to ensure that they can breathe.
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that can diagnose and treat cardiac arrest using electric shocks. If used correctly, these shocks can restore the patient’s heart rhythm long enough for emergency personnel to arrive. The AED treats only a heart in ventricular fibrillation. In cardiac arrest without ventricular fibrillation, the heart does not respond to electric currents, but needs immediate medication. Total Fire Protection specializes in AED sales & training
CPR and AEDs have a higher chance of success when performed (or used) by trained individuals. Total Fire Protection offers three-hour, OSHA-compliant, courses in adult AED and CPR skills. Classes are by appointment only and are limited to 10 to 12 students. Our courses are offered in multiple locations across the United States.
“The American Heart Association strongly encourages businesses and public facilities to establish AED programs to increase the chances of survival for people with heart related emergencies.”