Delta Emergency Support Training is partnering with CrossFit Above All in Calgary Alberta to deliver a blended learning Standard First Aid and CPR program. The certification will be from the largest humanitarian organization in the world, the Canadian Red Cross. This first aid course will be a charity event, as all profits are being donated towards the purchase of an AED for their box. We have 16 spots for this event on Sunday November 19, 2017. Everyone that needs exceptional First Aid and CPR training is welcome, and we hope to see you there! Register here: AED Fundraiser.
Every year, about 40,000 cardiac arrests happen in Canada - that’s one every 13 minutes. Cardiac arrest can strike without warning, affecting people of all ages and all degrees of fitness. When cardiac arrest happens, every minute counts. If delivered in the first few minutes of a cardiac arrest, defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can double survival rates. But with each passing minute, the probability of survival decreases by 7 to 10 per cent.
AEDs are not dangerous, and will not shock someone who doesn't need defibrillation. The electrodes which attach to the patients chest relay information to a computer inside the AED that analyzes whether a shock is necessary. If needed, the electrodes will deliver a shock to the body which reset the electrical activity in the heart allowing it to change to a normal beating rhythm. Receiving this shock to restart the heart is essential to survival as there is about 6 minutes before brain damage occurs. The average EMS response time is 11 minutes, so having an onsite AED is crucial to both survival and neurological health.
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, access to early CPR and defibrillation could potentially save the lives of thousands of Canadian adults and children each year. Join us on November 19, 2017 and train to become a confident responder!