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CPR certification in Maryland

American Training Association for CPR offers online training in both CPR & First Aid, accessible to all Maryland residents, including individuals in Baltimore and Hagerstown.

What is CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique used when the heart unexpectedly stops beating, which is known as cardiac arrest. When the heart stops, it fails to pump blood to the body's major organs, including the brain, liver, and kidneys. These organs need the oxygen contained in blood to survive, and without it, severe brain damage will occur within four minutes, and the victim will die within ten minutes. CPR manually pumps blood to deliver oxygen to the organs when the heart is unable to, due to cardiovascular complications.

What are the proper steps to performing CPR?

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends the following chain of survival guidelines for performing CPR during a cardiac arrest:

  1. Recognize cardiac arrest and call 911
  2. Immediately perform CPR focusing on chest compressions
  3. Rapid defibrillation
  4. Care by emergency medical personnel
  5. In-hospital life support and care

It is up to bystanders to preserve life with the first three steps, which should begin by calling 911. Next, rescuers should check for responsiveness by tapping the victim and asking, "Are you okay?" At this time, rescuers should also check for a pulse. If the victim does not respond and there is no pulse, begin CPR. Basic CPR, or compression-only CPR, involves pumping the center of the victim's chest with both hands, at least 2 inches in depth, at a rate of 120 compressions per minute. Continue CPR until an emergency medical team arrives.

How many people are needed to provide CPR?

One person can perform CPR effectively alone, but it is beneficial to have at least two people present during a cardiac arrest. One person can begin chest compressions immediately while the other rescuer is responsible for calling 911 and retrieving the nearest AED if needed. Once those tasks are complete, the second rescuer can assist in delivering compressions and rescue breathing if it is necessary. When one rescuer is present, they should follow a pattern of 30:2 chest compressions to rescue breaths. When there are two responders, rescuers should adjust the ratio 15:2 and should alternate positions every few minutes to prevent fatigue.

Maryland CPR Data

  • Maryland ranks 31st out of 50 states for cardiovascular deaths in one year.
  • For every 100,000 people in Maryland, there are 253 cardiovascular deaths annually.
  • Cardiac arrest is a top cause of death in America.
  • Only 46% of Americans who died from cardiovascular complications had received CPR before emergency medical support arrived.
  • Over 350,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests happen across the US every year.
  • In Maryland, men are 45% more likely to die from a cardiovascular complication than women are.

What skills will a free first aid class teach?

First aid knowledge is essential for preventing further harm and preserving life when an accidental injury occurs. First aid classes teach procedures and basics involving wounds, bone fractures, poisoning, burns, choking, seizures, and head injuries. Many classes will also teach child CPR and CPR for infants as well. Healthcare professionals who need to increase their training should look for a first responder course or one designed for the professional rescuer to supplement their basic training. It is important for individuals to distinguish between free classes that provide information only and those that provide official CPR and first aid training, like a Red Cross course.

What is the treatment for shock?

Any serious injury, such as blood loss or trauma, can cause a shock. Symptoms of shock include reduced responsiveness, cold and clammy skin, dilated pupils, nausea, or unconsciousness. Shock can cause a decreased amount of oxygenated blood that reaches the organs, and as a result, untreated shock can lead to death. To treat shock, rescuers should perform CPR when the victim is unresponsive and doesn't have a pulse. Lay the victim down, elevate the feet twelve inches above the heart to increase blood pressure and prevent fainting, and turn their head to the side to avoid choking. Check for other injuries while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

How do I find BLS, CPR, and first aid classes near me?

Basic life support (BLS), CPR, and first aid certification classes are offered across Maryland, in locations throughout municipalities like Annapolis and Rockville. Courses are available at community centers, hospitals, and through community health organizations. Online classes are an appealing option for busy professionals, for people who do not want to complete their training in-person, and for those who prefer a self-guided learning style.

CPR and First Aid Certification and Renewals

Which classes do I need to take to renew my CPR and first aid certification?

Renewing first aid and CPR certification requires an individual to take a refresher course and complete another exam to demonstrate that they have retained the knowledge and skills needed to save lives during an emergency. Some classes offer options for CPR and first aid trained healthcare professionals to proceed directly to the exam.

What are the options for CPR renewals near me?

It is individual’s responsibility to keep their CPR and first aid certification valid so they can stay current on the latest AHA guidelines. Individuals may renew their certification in person by attending a CPR class, or they may choose to complete their renewal through an online course. Regardless of which type of class a person selects, it is important to renew certification before their current credentials expire.

5 Reasons Why American Training Association for CPR are the leaders in CPR/AED/First Aid Certification in Maryland area:

  1. Our nationally accepted certification give participants the skills to perform CPR and first aid anywhere in the US.
  2. Our course follows the latest guidelines from the AHA, Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC), and the International Committee Responsible for Coordination of all aspects of Cardiopulmonary and Cerebral Resuscitation (ILCOR), and is Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliant.
  3. We offer certification that is valid for two years from the course completion date. Participants can print CPR and first aid certification cards immediately, with an official card mailed the following day.
  4. Our course features over one hour of CPR and first aid video footage, allowing participants to see procedures in action.
  5. Our interactive learning model lets participants complete our CPR and first aid training course in about one hour, providing a convenient option for busy professionals.

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Major Hospitals in Maryland

Hospital Name Address Phone
Meritus Medical Center 11116 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742 (240) 313-9500
Johns Hopkins Hospital, The 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287 (410) 955-9540
Anne Arundel Medical Center 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401 (443) 481-1307
Carroll Hospital Center 200 Memorial Ave, Westminster, MD 21157 (410) 871-6900
Memorial Hospital At Easton 219 S Washington St, Easton, MD 21601 (410) 822-1000
Howard County General Hospital 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044 (410) 740-7890
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital 9901 Medical Ctr Dr, Rockville, MD 20850 (240) 826-6517
Atlantic General Hospital 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD 21811 (410) 641-9601

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