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 register your AED so the MCHD EMS and First Responders know you have one available for use.
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.
Register for classes online or contact Ashton at 936-523-1146 by email email@example.com . MCHD offer classes through the American Heart Association.