When someone is in cardiac arrest, minutes count. The sooner blood is flowing to the brain, the greater the chance of a positive outcome. While Montgomery County Hospital District’s paramedics are well trained in cardiac arrest management, it does not replace the need for immediate bystander CPR. Survival rates increase when bystanders begin CPR rather than waiting for the First Responders to arrive.
Today, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are found in offices and public spaces for bystanders to use to respond to a cardiac arrest. If you or your company or organization has purchased and placed an AED, please fill out the form below so the MCHD EMS and First Responders know you have one available for use.
Heartsaver® CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.
BLS CPR AED (Healthcare Provider) course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics.
Heartsaver® First Aid is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
Please contact Ashton to register for classes at 936-523-1146 or email@example.com, click on the following link to register your AED. MCHD offer classes through the American Heart Association.
Heartsaver 1st Aid
(If these courses are taken together the cost is $70.00)