During the past thirty-six years, Medic Rescue has instructed over 1,500 students per year in CPR and First aid. In 2002 Medic Rescue added classes for the use of Automated External Defibrillator to the local community.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a series of systems to open the airways, assess breathing, provide rescue breathing if necessary, assess signs of circulation, and provide chest compressions. These actions keep oxygen-rich blood flowing to the brain until defibrillation attempts and advanced life support can be provided.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a computerized medical device that identifies irregular ("shockable") heart rhythms, specifically ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. The AED assess the victim's cardiac rhythm to determine whether a rhythm that will respond to shocks is present. The AED then "advises" the operator to press the "Shock" button in an attempt to allow a normal heart rhythm to resume. An AED can be operated by a trained lay rescuer and used for adults and children older than eight years of age in cardiac arrest (no response, no normal breathing, no signs of circulation.)
First Aid is the immediate care given to an injured or suddenly ill person. It does not take the place of proper medical treatment, but rather furnishes temporary assistance until the victim received competent medical care or until the chance for recovery without medical care is assured. Properly applied first aid can mean the difference between life and death, between a rapid recovery and a long hospitalization, or between temporary disability and permanent injury.
If you are interested in attending any of our CPR classes, please contact Kay O’Neill, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 724-728-3621.
Office: (724) 728-3621
Non-Emergency Transport: (724) 728-3620
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