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Hillsborough County CPR/AED Training

Responding to Sudden Cardiac Arrest VictimIn 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. In Hillsborough county, 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 an urban area including the Hillsborough County 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 training & certification 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.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Vs Heart Attack

Most sudden 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 heart attacks are the leading cause of 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 Plumbing Problem?
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:  

  • Bystan ders act promptly to phone 911 and begin CPR, and   
  • Trained personnel provide defibrillation within 3 to 5 minutes.  

Chain of Survival

In Hillsborough County 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 system.  
  • 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: Trained healthcare providers arriving quickly to administer advanced lifesaving interventions. 

 

To schedule a CPR-AED Training & Certification Class in Hillsborough County, call (888) 347-8573We provide CPR, First Aid, BLS, Bloodborne Pathogen, Healthcare provider CPR training classes in the Hillsborough County area including:Apollo Beach, Balm, Bloomingdale, Boyette, Brandon, Carrollwood, Carrollwood Village, Cheval, Citrus Park, Clair-Mel City, Dover, Drew Park, East Lake, Egypt Lake, Fish Hawk, Gary, Gibsonton, Keystone, Lake Magdalene, Leto, Lutz, Mango, Northdale, Orient Park, Palm River, Pebble Creek, Plant City, Port Tampa, Progress Village, Riverview, Ruskin, Seffner, Sulphur Springs, Sun City Center, Tampa, Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa, Town 'n' Country, Valrico, West Park, West Tampa, Westchase, Wimauma, Ybor City