Is AED training included in your CPR class?
The American Heart Association has been a strong advocate for placement of automated external defibrillation devices (AED) in ambulances, emergency vehicles, and targeted public areas such as arenas, gated communities, offices, and shopping malls.
All our AHA CPR courses include AED training, an integral part of CPR training today. Early CPR can provide lifesaving aid to a person suffering sudden cardiac arrest. Chest compressions help oxygen-rich blood keep circulating to the brain. After the AED device is attached and delivers the shock, the AED will prompt the operator to continue CPR while the device analyzes the victim.
The two techniques operate in tandem and are taught together in all AHA CPR certification courses.