Basic Life Support, CPR & AED classes in Delaware can help you become a more capable, confident, and helpful citizen. By learning lifesaving techniques, you can provide care when needed most and save the life of an infant, child, or adult during a medical emergency, even if you are not a healthcare professional or without formal medical training. Our CPR certification classes are available to all Delaware residents, including those in Wilmington and Dover.
Online CPR Certification in Delaware
We offer online CPR certification courses for Community, Workplace Employees, and Healthcare providers in Delaware. Thousands of institutions and organizations accept our course certification worldwide. As a result, we are trusted by thousands of medical professionals and public safety professionals for employment requirements.
Our Online CPR and First Aid training takes only a few short hours to complete but can help you save a life when every second counts. We follow the latest American Heart Association & Emergency Cardiovascular Care/ILCOR guidelines. We are also OSHA Standard-compliant to ensure that you get a quality education. From receiving your training materials, studying the online coursework, and taking the certification exam, you can count on us. In addition, our CPR completion card is nationally accepted. You will receive your digital certificate via email after the successful completion of our CPR & First Aid Training classes.
What is CPR?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique that manually pumps blood to deliver oxygen to the organs during a cardiac arrest when the heart cannot do so on its own. When not beating, the heart fails to pump blood to the body's major organs, including the brain, kidneys, and liver. These organs need oxygen in the blood to survive, and without oxygen, severe brain damage will occur within four minutes, and the victim will die within ten minutes. Therefore, performing immediate CPR dramatically improves the victim's chance of survival while waiting for the Emergency Medical Team.
What is the correct way to perform CPR?
According to the American Heart Association's (AHA) latest recommendations, there are two main types of CPR: compressions-only CPR and CPR with rescue breathing. If a bystander finds a person who has collapsed or witnesses a cardiac arrest, they should immediately check for responsiveness and a pulse. If neither are present, call 911 and begin CPR. The guidelines for CPR is:
Kneeling above the victim, rescuers should deliver rapid compressions to the center of the victim's chest, using both hands to pump at least 2 inches down into the chest at a rate of 100 - 120 beats per minute, and allowing the chest to recoil between compressions. Continue, without taking breaks, until emergency medical personnel arrive on the scene and can take over.
CPR with Rescue Breathing
If the victim is not breathing normally, rescuers should begin by performing 30 chest compressions, then tilting the head back and lifting the chin upwards to clear their airway. Next, rescuers should seal their mouth over the victim's and deliver one rescue breath, watching for the victim's chest to rise. If it does not inflate, give a second rescue breath. After giving two rescue breaths, resume chest compressions at a ratio of 30 compressions to 2 breaths. Continue delivering rescue breaths until the victim begins breathing normally or until emergency medical assistance can take over.
When is an AED needed?
CPR manually pumps blood when the heart stops during a cardiac arrest, but it does not restart the heart. A cardiac arrest victim requires the use of an AED or Automated External Defibrillator if they do not have a pulse. An Automated External Defibrillator is used for starting a heart that has stopped beating. These devices are available for public use in subway stations, libraries, airports, schools, sports arenas, parks, and shopping malls. The voice-automated device will guide the rescuer through each step of use. After using the AED, rescuers should confirm that the victim's pulse returns before they stop delivering chest compressions. They may continue rescue breathing if the victim is not breathing on their own.
Delaware CPR Data
Delaware ranks 28th out of 50 states for the number of cardiovascular deaths in one year.
In Delaware, there are 248 cardiovascular deaths for every 100,000 people annually.
More than 350,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests happen in the US each year.
Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the US.
In Delaware, men are 40% more likely to die from a cardiac-related incident than women are.