Complete Medical Educators, Inc. offers AED and CPR training for teachers and coaches to improve their all around education to include the health of our children.
Complete Medical Educators, Inc. now offers automated external defibrillator or AED and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for teachers and coaches. Many states are passing legislation to address the need for more qualified individuals to care for adolescent cardiac arrests. While Colorado has not yet passed a mandate that schools have an AED and be trained on how to use it, Complete Medical Educators, Inc. believes ColoradoÃ¢s schools should take the initiative and be ahead of legislation.
(PRWEB) August 27, 2011
Allisa Bell, President of Complete Medical Educators, announces that her company now offers AED and CPR training for teachers and coaches. Many teachers and coached want to be prepared for medical emergencies that might occur while teaching or coaching children. The number of deaths caused by cardiac arrest is ever increasing in the adolescent population and the states that have passed legislation regarding the use and training of AEDs are hoping to curb this increase with better equipment and knowledge. While Colorado has not yet passed a mandate that schools have an AED and be trained on how to use it, Complete Medical Educators, Inc. believes ColoradoÃ¢s schools should take the initiative and be ahead of legislation.
Several states have passed laws that require an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) be readily accessible within all public schools and public athletic facilities and some states have gone further and required that a staff member who is trained on these devices be present at all times. Some believe that the need does not justify the cost. An AED typically will cost around $1800 and the training associated is anywhere from $45-$65/teacher or coach depending on the type of course taken. So, one school district with 6 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 2 high schools could spend upwards of $40,000 to implement this life saving training. This is nothing compared to sparing a family and the community a loss of a child. There are also several grant programs available that will help obtain an AED for a school which would drastically reduce the cost.
So the question remains, is there a need? According to Allisa Bell, President of Complete Medical Educators, Ã¢Å“It is generally accepted that 7,000 children die per year in North America due to sudden cardiac arrest. These are not Ã¢Å“heart attacksÃ¢ due to a physical problem with the heart; these are typically undiagnosed electrical problems brought on by exertion or injury. These are the cases that an AED with a properly trained staff member could make a significant difference. The survival rate of an individual who suffers a cardiac event is three to four times more likely to survive if proper CPR and an AED are used within the first seven minutes.Ã¢
Based on the general statistic, Colorado alone sees approximately 100-140 children die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. With the implementation of an AED in the ColoradoÃ¢s schools and proper training of the teachers and coaches, these numbers could and most likely will decrease. Allisa Bell at Complete Medical Educators stated, Ã¢Å“Colorado has yet to pass a law that requires our schools to obtain an AED and train the staff in CPR to help with the growing number of deaths seen in our schools, but that doesnÃ¢t mean that each community canÃ¢t take the initiative. We teach our students to be proactive and seek answers to questions raised in class, so why canÃ¢t our communities come together to help resolve this issue. Complete Medical Educators can help obtain an AED device and the CPR/AED training needed to use them for any school who wishes to be ahead of the curve. It doesnÃ¢t take laws to make a change; it takes a community.Ã¢
While it might be years before Colorado is ready to jump on board with states such as Texas and New York who have implemented legislation that require an AED be present in most schools, it doesnÃ¢t mean that the same goal is unable to be achieved. Find out how you can help your school obtain an AED, or if you are a teacher/coach, take a course in CPR/AED training to help increase the health and safety of your school.
For more information on the CPR/AED courses offered through Complete Medical Educators, please go to http://www.completemedicaleducators.com.
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