The Crestwood Fire Department offers CPR classes that are taught by members of the department who are trained instructors certified by the American Heart Association.
Classes offered include:
This course trains the lay rescuer to recognize and treat life threatening emergencies with adult, child and infant victims. It includes CPR and relief of a foreign body airway obstruction in all ages. It also includes the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator)
Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS Provider)
This is a course for healthcare providers who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. It covers adult, child and infant one and two rescuer CPR, use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) and relief of a foreign body airway obstruction in the responsive and unresponsive adult, child and infant. Skills also include the use of a bag-mask and other barrier devices.
Did You Know???
- Coronary heart disease accounts for about 450,000 of the 871,517 adults who die as a result of cardiovascular disease.
- Approximately 325,000 of all annual adult coronary heart disease deaths in the U.S. are due to sudden cardiac arrest, suffered outside the hospital setting and in hospital emergency departments.
- About 900 Americans die every day due to sudden cardiac arrest.
- If bystander CPR is not provided, a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival fall 7 percent to 10 percent for every minute of delay until defibrillation. Few attempts at resuscitation are successful if CPR and defibrillation are not provided within minutes of collapse.
- About 75 percent to 80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home, so being trained to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can mean the difference between life and death for a loved one.
- Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double a victim’s chance of survival.