Register for training: CPR, BLS, ACLS, PALS - Virginia, MD, DC
Home »">Heart Center Blog » » CPR – THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE


Training is important

In the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, CPR is one of the integral first steps that mean the difference between life and death. Here is why it is important to become certified.

The Chain

Think of the response to cardiac arrest as a chain. The first link in the chain is to call 911. While personnel is on its way, the administering of CPR keeps blood flowing to the heart, oxygenating the body. By doing this until paramedics arrive to use a defibrillator, you increase the chance that the victim will not suffer brain damage or worse, die.

When you call 911, the operator will instruct you on how to apply chest compressions. But if you’re already certified, you allow yourself precious minutes to keep the blood flowing.

At The Heart Center, we understand the importance of quality CPR training. Certification is not just essential to the home but to the workplace, as well. If you’re interested in having your team or staff become CPR-certified, we can help.

Visit our website or call (202)-536-7972 to register, today!

Heart Blog

  • BLS for HCP has a new name Every 5 years the AHA puts out new science guidelines and updates their administration guidelines as well as updating the look ... Read more | 05.03.2016
  • Online HeartCode® BLS The Heart Center is now proud to offer AHA’s HeartCode®BLS web-based certification. The 3 part course targets healthcare providers ... Read more | 01.18.2013
  • Online HeartCode® PALS Heartcode® PALS is one of three courses offered by The Heart Center to satisfy an AHA certification. This particular course ... Read more | 01.18.2013

Contact The Heart Center for Training

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.
SEO by Nick Stone & Assoc. | Google+