CPRandMore515's lead instructor and owner, David Lauderdale, is a Navy Veteran, Former Paramedic, ER nurse, Flight nurse, and now current ICU nurse. He as dedicated 29 years of his life to helping save lives. David Lauderdale RN has been teaching American Heart training for the last 8 years.
The brain can survive for up to about six minutes after the heart stops. The reason to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is that if CPR is started within six minutes of cardiac arrest, the brain may survive the lack of oxygen. After about six minutes without CPR, however, the brain begins to die.
When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.
When To Expect Certification
CPR will be given out at the end of the class, ACLS and PALS cards will be email to the student from American Heart. within two to three working days.
What is CPR and PALS?
CPR - an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen.
Advanced Life Support is the last step in the Chain of Survival and the beginning of patient recovery. ACLS stabilizes the patient while therapy continues to be provided. Providers assess and treat the underlying causes of the patient's condition so as to prevent regression.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - is a 2-day (with an additional self study day) American Heart AssociationÂ training program. The goal of the course is to aid the pediatric health care provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Professional health care providers use PALS during the stabilization and transportation phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of hospital.
The AHA's PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.