Some people are required to obtain their advanced first aid/ CPR certification in order to work. Others opt for it to better themselves and to have the ability to help someone in the event of an emergency. During one of these classes, a person will learn the following:
American Heart classes will teach you to use a defibrillator. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a piece of equipment that may be used when a person goes into cardiac arrest. Currently, it's the only treatment known to restore a person's heart rhythm effectively when sudden cardiac arrest occurs. A defibrillator analyzes a person's heart rhythm and sends an electrical shock in order to reestablish a normal heart rhythm.
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