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Training saves lives
Are You Prepared?
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the Unites States. Each year, nearly 360,000 people experience SCA outside the walls of a hospital. SCA is the leading cause of work place death, killing 10,000 workers every year.
SCA is an electrical (rhythm) problem. SCA occurs when the heart develops an abnormal rhythm and cannot pump blood. The person becomes unresponsive and unconscious. Death occurs within minutes if the person does not receive immediate life-saving treatment.
A heart attack is a plumbing (clot) problem, and occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Heart attacks symptoms may present themselves immediately or may take weeks to appear. A person suffering a heart attack will likely be awake and responsive. Occasionally a heart attack may lead to SCA.
Reducing Death and Disabilities
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR, is a lifesaving technique critical in most emergencies when no breathing or only occasional gasps are detected from the victim. Although a victim is not restored immediately with electrical shock from an Automated External Defibrillator (AED):
- Without help, SCA survival rates are less than 5%
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) alone may save 7-10% of victims
- CPR and use of an AED increases survival rates to nearly 70%
An AED is the only tool available the will shock a heart back into rhythm.
Why choose Healthquest?
Experience: Healthquest has been providing American Heart Association CPR, AED, and First Aid training and certification
Sonoma County for over 35 years. Our professional and enthusiastic instructors teach throughout the county to students of all ages and skill level.
Quality: We provide quality hands-on courses in small classes and adhere to a one-mannequin-per-person policy to ensure optimum skills practice and sanitary training conditions. Our students leave the class prepared to confidently use the life-saving skills they've learned.
Selection: We offer regularly-scheduled monthly classes for businesses, community members, and healthcare professionals. We offer a variety of courses for private onsite training and compression only trainings. We also offer a variety of courses in Spanish!
Healthquest is also an AED distributor providing competitive pricing on AED sales, maintenance services and program development.. Healthquest also manages the HeartSafe Community initiative that includes an AED maintenance program to keep your facility in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
Convenience: Our online registration and payment service is easy to use, and provides confirmation of registration and email reminders when your certification expires. Group and student discounts are available.
PHCD is committed to ensuring our businesses, residents, and healthcare providers have access to the highest quality CPR, AED, and First Aid training through our Healthquest service.