1. WHAT IS CPR ?
CPR is cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, it creates an artifical heartbeat and ventilations to circulate oxygenated blood through the body to all vital organs until professional medical care arrives.
2. WHAT IS FIRST AID ?
First Aid is the basic medical care knowledge and skills to assist someone who has become ill or injured.
3. WHAT IS AN AED ?
An AED is the machine used by the non professionally trained bystander, to give a needed shock to someone in Cardiac Arrest. The unit is self contained, and has step by step instructions given verbally of what to do if the situation arises.
4. WHAT IS EVENT MEDICAL SERVICES ?
We will come to any Special Event and provide basic and advanced level medical care on an as needed basis. There is no charge to the patient we care for, all costs are paid for by the event host. All care is provided by professionally licensed staff working under strict guidelines and Medical Protocols.
5. WHAT IS SPORTS MEDICAL CARE ?
We will come to any type athletic event and provide the medical care needed. This medical care can range from a simple bandaid or some tylenol, to care for an acute injury on the field. When injuries occur immediate medical care is time critical to have a good outcome. As above there is no cost to the athlete for the care we provide and all care is provided by licensed professionals working under strict protocols.
6. CAN I BE SUED FOR DOING CPR ?
You as the non professionally trained rescuers, are covered under the Good Samaritian Law. This protects you from being sued as long as you do the skills you learned to perform and that any other equally trained bystander was trained to do. To this date there has not been any successful lawsuits concerning bystanders and doing CPR.
7. CAN I BECOME EXPOSED TO OR BECOME ILL FROM DOING CPR ?
Mouth to Mouth always has its drawbacks to the general population. They do make barrier devices for giving Mouth to Mouth. This is the reason a Hands Only CPR course has been created. You do compressions on the chest only until professional help arrives.
8. HOW LONG ARE CPR AND/OR FIRST AID CLASSES GOOD FOR ?
All classes are taught under the guidelines of the Emergency Care and Safety Institute and recommended to be renewed every 2 years.
9. CAN I RECEIVE A RECORD OF ANY MEDICAL CARE I WOULD RECEIVE ?
You can request a copy of your medical care record that was done by us, our medical director reviews all records and a copy can be mailed to you without a problem.
10. WHAT IF MY ILLNESS OR INJURY REQUIRES MORE DEFINITIVE CARE ?
We will provide you with the highest level of care needed for your situation. Should you need to go to the hospital, arrangements have been set up in advance with the local "911" service for transportation. If your illness or injury is not serious, we can assist you into a private vehicle for transport with family to the Hospital.