What Happens During Cardiac Arrest

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At OC Safety, our mission is to spread life-saving knowledge to as many people as we can. We're passionate about providing people with valuable CPR and first aid training, empowering them to save the lives of those around them. Cardiac arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States, with 360,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring each year. That's why for this blog, we wanted to take a look at what actually goes on during a cardiac arrest - as well as how to spot one and what to do to help.

The Process

A cardiac arrest begins with an electrical malfunction in the heart. The heart controls its pumping through timed electrical pulses, so once that system breaks down, the heart begins to beat irregularly - this is called arrhythmia. With the pumping action of the heart disabled, blood cannot circulate through the body, leaving the brain, lungs, muscles, and other organs devoid of oxygen. Within seconds, the victim falls unconscious, ceases breathing, or gasps for air. Without treatment, they will die within minutes.

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5 Benefits of Knowing First Aid & CPR

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Why should I get CPR certified? How does CPR save lives? What is the importance of CPR training?

These are all questions you may be asking yourself and they are great questions we as Americans should be asking ourselves. At OC Safety CPR & First Aid Training, we provide high quality and professional training taught by first responders with real-life experience in these types of situations. It is extremely important to be certified as summer approaches, especially if you are a new parent.

Here are 5 reasons why you should get CPR certified:

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Why Is 2015 A Great Year To Get CPR Certified?

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Hello 2015!

Goodbye 2014, and move over because 2015 is going to be a great year. Think of all the things you are looking forward to doing this year. Maybe a vacation, maybe you are expecting a child, maybe you graduate or begin school this year, maybe you plan to run your first marathon. Whatever the case, being prepared is extremely important, right? You wouldn’t get on a plane to a destination without having somewhere to stay, have a child without having its crib ready, walk the stage without your cap and gown or run your marathon without running shoes. (At least it’s not typically recommended). Why should being prepared in an emergency situation be any different?

At OC Safety CPR & First Aid Training, you will be trained by firefighters, paramedics, and RNs. Each have personally performed CPR and can teach the material hands on with a personal touch through their life experiences. We offer adult and pediatric scenarios in our training. Perfect for the whole family to learn.

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Welcome To OC Safety’s CPR & First Aid Training Blog!

Welcome To OC Safety’s CPR & First Aid Training Blog!

Orange County’s Source For CPR, BLS, ACLS, AED & First Aid Classes

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. OC Safety is a certified American Heart Association and OSHA approved first aid and CPR training site. Be sure to keep checking back for helpful tips, facts, guides, and related industry articles about first aid and safety training. If you are in Orange County or Los Angeles and are looking for certification or recertification in any of the following areas, be sure to sign up with OC Safety. We conveniently offer you your certification cards the same day as your class.

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