Frequently Asked Questions
Florida CPR, AED, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens Training Classes.
Floirda AED Sales, Service, Supplies
and AED Program Management.
What is C.P.R.?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency medical procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest
or, in some circumstances, respiratory arrest. CPR is performed in hospitals, or in the community by laypersons or by
emergency response professionals.
CPR consists of artificial blood circulation and artificial respiration (i.e.
chest compressions and lung ventilation). CPR is generally continued, usually in the presence of advanced life support,
until the patient regains a heart beat (called "return of spontaneous circulation" or "ROSC") or is declared
CPR is unlikely to restart the heart, but rather its purpose is to maintain a flow of oxygenated blood to
the brain and the heart, thereby delaying tissue death and extending the brief window of opportunity for a successful resuscitation
without permanent brain damage. Defibrillation and advanced life support are usually needed to restart the heart.
What is an AED?
An Automated External Defibrillator or AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses
the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient.
The AED is able to treat the patient by application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to
re-establish an effective rhythm. AEDs are designed to be simple so that anyone can use one. Proper use of an
AED is taught in our CPR first aid classes.
Do you sell AED's?
Yes. We not only sell AED's but we can also train you how to use and maintain a defibrillator.
Our AED’s are ideal for both commercial (Public Access Defibrillators) and the home (Home Defibrillators).
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What is OSHA's stance on AEDs?
"Because the use of Automated
External Defibrillators (AEDs) can save the lives of workers who experience cardiac arrest while on the job, OSHA today encouraged
employers to consider making this equipment available in their workplace."US
Department of Labor, Office of Public Affairs, Dec. 17, 2001
to OSHA 13% of all workplace fatalities result from sudden cardiac arrest. According to the American Heart
Association, sudden cardiac arrest claims about 340,000 lives each year – or around 930 every day in the United States.
Sudden cardiac arrest, which is the leading cause of death in the United States kills more people than breast cancer,
lung cancer, and AIDS combined. Currently 95 percent of all cardiac arrest victims die. Yes,
I said ninety five percent of all cardiac arrest victims die.
Question: What is the OSHA Standard for
First Aid Training?
1910.151(b) - In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment
of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies
shall be readily available. Question: Who
should take this class?
The CPR School suggests training as many people as possible. Having
a large number of trained workers on hand during a medical emergency increases the odds that fast medical attention
will be delivered properly to the injured person(s).
Everyone. Hospital Workers, Healthcare Providers, Childcare Providers, Group Home Operators,
Nurses, Dentist, Dental Employees, Teachers, Teacher Aides, Coaches, Risk Managers, Safety Officers, EMT, Police, Security
Guards, Gym Employees, Personal Trainers, Aerobics Instructors, Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Home Healthcare, Caregivers,
Childcare, Counselors, Boat Captains, Boat & Yacht Owners and Crew, Fishermen, Homeowners Associations, Civic Groups,
Students, Restaurant Workers, Construction Workers, Engineers, Scuba Divers, Clubs, anyone that works with the public, anyone
with children, anyone with parents, anyone that would like to know how to save someone’s life during an emergency –
Question: Do OSHA, MSHA and other government agencies require CPR Training?
in certain industries you may be required to have CPR, First Aid and/or Bloodborne Pathogens training.
Who will be teaching the classes?
Keith Murray is the owner of The CPR School, LLC. Keith is a former City of Stuart EMT Firefighter and had been teaching classes for over 20 years. Keith holds a masters degree
from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania and has instructed people of all ages and backgrounds including high school students,
college students, professional groups, trade groups, hotel and resort workers, doctors, lawyers, dentists, dental assistants,
condo associations, airline pilots, boat captains, flight attendants, government employees and just about any other group
you can imagine. Keith recently used his CPR AED skills to save a traveler in the Atlanta airport. Please click on the following link to read the story http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07340/839484-55.stm
Question: When comparing The CPR School
to another CPR School, what questions should I ask?
1) Has the instructor ever saved someones life
with CPR and an AED?
2) Who will be teaching the class (see #1)? Will your instructor be a
subcontractor or the person in the sales brochure. We do not use subcontractors and in most instances Keith
Murray teaches all of the classes for The CPR School. If Keith will not be teaching the class we will tell
you in advance. No bait and switch - that's our promise.
3) Two year certification cards will be
issued at the time of the class.
4) Short but thorough classes that cover all required and necessary information.
5) All instruction performed by trained EMS personnel.
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Can you help me prepare for natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornados?
Yes. Much of the first aid portion
of our class relates to medical emergencies that can happen during a hurricane. For more information please call us
at 561-762-0500 or visit our Hurricane Preparation and First Aid web site http://www.HurricaneFirstAid.com
Question: How do I schedule a class?
The best way to do this is to call us at 561-762-0500. You can also e-mail us at Keith@TheCPRSchool.com.
Question: Do you cover our area?
on the size of your group and the type of class you request we can offer classes almost anywhere. Yes, almost anywhere.
We will travel to almost any location. Please call us to discuss your training needs and your location(s).
Do you teach CPR, AED and First Aid classes for boaters and do you sell AEDs for boaters?
Yes, we teach these classes
and yes we sell AEDs for boaters. We have two websites dedicated to yacht / boat captains, yacht / boat owners, yacht
crew and people that spend time on the water. Please click on the following links to learn more.
Question: Do you teach CPR and AED classes
for Florida Dentists and other dental office staff?
Yes, we teach these classes and yes we sell and service AEDs for
dental offices. We have a website dedicated to dentists and dental offices. Please click on the following links
to learn more.
Orders and Questions - Please Call 561-762-0500
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Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, Washington.