Protect Life Training’s Mission
Protect Life Training’s Mission is in our name. Protect Life’s goal is to make training for CPR with an AED and First Aid available to the families, as well as Professionals. Through education, anyone, and everyone, can move past the fear and be ready to save the life of a stranger, a friend or a family member. “Because you care”, you can be ready to give the gift of life to a love one should they need it. Can we help you to Protect Life?
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Each year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths, with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) being the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.
70 percent of the cardiac arrests which occur out-of-hospital, occur in the person’s home. Only 46 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests receive the immediate help before EMS arrives. Quick activation of the EMS system and immediate CPR within the first few minutes, can potentially double or triple the chance of survival.
Unfortunately near 90 percent of the out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. If you are called on to perform CPR, you may be saving the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest. It is recommended in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing, for example, agonal respirations.
CPR involves chest compressions for adults between 5 cm (2.0 in) and 6 cm (2.4 in) deep and at a rate of at least 100 to 120 per minute. The rescuer may also provide artificial ventilation by either exhaling air into the subject’s mouth or nose (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) or using a device that pushes air into the subject’s lungs (mechanical ventilation). Current recommendations place emphasis on early and high-quality chest compressions over artificial ventilation; a simplified CPR method involving chest compressions only is recommended for untrained rescuers. In children, however, only doing compressions may result in worse outcomes. Chest compression to breathing ratios is set at 30 to 2 in adults.
CPR with Automated external Defibrillator (CPR with AED)
Defibrillation is a treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, specifically ventricular fibrillation (VF) and non-perfusing ventricular tachycardia (VT). A defibrillator delivers a dose of electric current (often called a countershock) to the heart. Although not fully understood, this would depolarize a large amount of the heart muscle, ending the dysrhythmia. Subsequently, the body’s natural pacemaker in the sinoatrial node of the heart is able to re-establish normal sinus rhythm.
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), automate the diagnosis of treatable rhythms, meaning that lay responders or bystanders are able to use them successfully with little or no training.
First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. It includes initial intervention in a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing CPR while awaiting an ambulance, as well as the complete treatment of minor conditions, such as applying a plaster to a cut. First aid is generally performed by someone with basic medical training.