CPR Certification El Cajon

CPR Classes At Our San Diego Location

Or we can travel to your location in El Cajon for American Heart Association CPR classes for groups of 8 or more

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) often means the difference between survival and loss of life for the 350,000 individuals who suffer cardiac arrest annually. While some people understand the basics of compression and rescue breathing, there is a lot of information that many individuals don’t know, such as:

How CPR Works

The heart stops pumping blood to the brain and body in a cardiac emergency. Because the brain relies upon blood and oxygen to function, a cardiac arrest can quickly cause brain damage. CPR helps improve survival rates and decrease permanent damage by providing some level of blood and oxygen to the brain through chest compressions and rescue breaths.

CPR History

The history of CPR is a rather long and illustrious. Though CPR was only formally recognized and developed until 1960, similar intervention processes have existed for hundreds of years. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation traces back to the Paris Academy of Sciences in 1740. External chest compression was later introduced in 1891. Scientists first proved that expired air is sufficient to maintain adequate oxygenation in the 1950s. By the 1960s, the American Heart Association formally endorsed CPR and began establishing standardized training.

The Need for CPR

When witnessing a cardiac emergency, nearly 70% of Americans either have outdated CPR techniques or no formal training at all. Unfortunately, because nearly 80% of cardiac arrests occur in the home, the life you can save will most likely be a loved one like a child, a spouse, or a guest. Administering CPR immediately after a cardiac emergency can triple the chances of survival.

Other CPR & Cardiac Emergency Facts

Read through these CPR facts to learn more about this effective cardiac intervention:

  • Without CPR, the brain starts to die four to six minutes after cardiac arrest
  • Every minute of CPR delay following a sudden cardiac arrest decreases the chances of survival by 7 to 10 percent
  • CPR dramatically increases the effectiveness of a defibrillator’s electric shock

We offer a wide range of training and CPR Certification San Diego classes throughout the week such as BLS for Healthcare Providers, Heartsaver CPR/AED, Heartsaver CPR/First Aid, and other American Heart Association classes. For businesses and groups of 8 or more, we travel anywhere in San Diego County, including El Cajon Ca.

City of El Cajon
200 Civic Center Way
El Cajon, CA 92020
San Diego CPR Classes
1400 Camino De La Reina
San Diego, CA 92108