CPR Training

FREE CPR CLASSES

Medic One provides compression only CPR with AED training held at Station 8-1.  These 1 - 1.5 hour classes meet nationally recognized criteria for CPR training in the workplace.  Classes are FREE to those who live or work in Thurston County.

Compression-only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use on a teen or adult. American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

 

(Note: Please call Medic One or visit their website at https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/m1/Pages/cpr.aspx for information on CPR classes held at other locations. Medic One does not provide First Aid Training.)

Call Medic One at (360) 704-2790 to register for this free class or for further information.

All Training is Compression Only

Where:                Station 81, 3506 Shincke Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506

When:                  2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7 pm – 8 pm

Dates:                  

  • January 8 & 15, 2020

  • February 12 & 26, 2020

  • March 11 & 25, 2020

  • April 8 & 22, 2020

  • May 13 & 27, 2020

  • June 10 & 24, 2020

  • July 8 & 22, 2020

  • August 12 & 26, 2020

  • September 9 & 23, 2020

  • October 14 & 28, 2020

  • November 11 & 25, 2020

  • December 9 & 23, 2020

Click here to print or download the CPR class schedule.

January  8, 2020
January 15, 2020

February 12, 2020
February 26, 2020

March 11, 2020
March 25, 2020

April  8, 2020
April 22, 2020

May 13, 2020
May 27, 2020

June 10, 2020
June 24, 2020

July  8, 2020
July 22, 2020

August 12, 2020
August 26, 2020

September  9, 2020
September 23, 2020

October 14, 2020
October 28, 2020

November 11, 2020
November 25, 2020

December  9, 2020
December 23, 2020

Click here to print or download the CPR class schedule.

Did you know?….


Since the advent of CPR, deaths from heart attack have fallen by two-thirds. Some of this is attributed to prevention—lower smoking rates along with better blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes medications. Some is due to improved surgical procedures and cardiac care to treat those with coronary artery disease. Some of the decrease in deaths from cardiac arrest is attributable to more widespread dissemination of CPR, first to physicians and nurses, later to EMS, and more recently, into communities.  

 

The lessons of 1960s are just as valid today as they were then. CPR has to begin in the first minutes of a cardiac arrest and the defibrillator has to arrive at the scene as quickly as possible. If we can spread that message and make defibrillators as common as smoke detectors, then you will have resuscitation rates of 60 to 70 percent.”

For the general public or bystanders who witness an adult suddenly collapse: compression-only CPR, or Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an out-of-hospital setting (such as at home, at work, or in a park).

It consists of two easy steps:

1. Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to do that)

2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest

Push hard and fast in the center of the chest. When you call 911, you need to stay on the phone until the 911 dispatcher (operator) tells you to hang up. The dispatcher will ask you about the emergency. They will also ask for details like your location.

It is important to be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed location or address. Remember that answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.


What Is an Automated External Defibrillator?

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can stop an irregular rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to resume in a heart in sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function. If it’s not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death. Most sudden cardiac arrests result from ventricular fibrillation. This is a rapid and unsynchronized heart rhythm starting in the heart’s lower pumping chambers (the ventricles). The heart must be “defibrillated” quickly, because a victim’s chance of surviving drops by 7 to 10 percent for every minute a normal heartbeat isn’t restored.

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