Frequently Ask Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

American Heart Association (AHA) Heart-saver First AID, CPR and AED

CPR and Cardiac Arrest Facts

About 80% of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in private residential settings, so being trained to perform CPR can mean the difference between life and death for a loved one.

Over 1.5 million heart attacks occur each year and approximately 350,000 people die before reaching the hospital.

Your brain dies in four to six minutes without oxygen, and the average response time for medics to arrive on scene is eight to ten minutes.

CPR can keep your brain alive until help arrives. It is recommended for businesses to offer CPR and first aid to their employees to be prepared for emergencies.

Accidental injuries, including choking and drowning, are the leading cause of death in children, sending over 16 million kids each year to the emergency room.

CPR is not just for heart attacks! Approximately 7 million Americans suffer disabling injuries in their own houses and backyards each year, resulting from accidents which may require CPR.

This course teaches students information needed to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.

First Aid
This course covers first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills.

CPR AED
The skills learned in this course will help you recognize cardiac arrest, get emergency care on the way quickly, and help a person until EMS arrives.

Seconds Count provides training courses that, upon successful completion, provide you with your CPR certification.

Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate all required skills, including critical steps;
100% attendance and participation; 80% min. passing grade on any written, closed book knowledge evaluation; and adherence to the Fundamental Principles.

An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.

The science in the official AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC shows that victims have a greater chance of survival from cardiac arrest when high-quality CPR includes use of an AED.

Seconds Count provides training courses that, upon successful completion, provide you with your CPR certification.

Ability to comprehend and successfully demonstrate all required skills, including critical steps;
100% attendance and participation; 80% min. passing grade on any written, closed book knowledge evaluation; and adherence to the Fundamental Principles.

It’s easy to get certified in First AID, CPR & AED from a certification and training program such as ours, you can either come to one of our training locations, or we can come to you. We serve universities, businesses, schools, and more throughout the Bahamas.

Aside from the obvious ability to help a person in an emergency situation, CPR and First Aid training can help teach you exactly how to determine the victim’s needs at the moment, what signs to look for in a heart attack or choking episode, and how best to treat some sudden illnesses.

You can find a complete list of our available courses, office locations, and schedules on our website. We are also available to come to your office or place of business to offer more personalized courses! If you are ready to move from asking “What is CPR?” to “How can I learn and become CPR certified”, contact one of our staff professionals and schedule a class today!

The Heart-saver AHA First AID and CPR certificate is valid for 2 years.

The First AID and CPR with AED course start at 9 am until 5pm, 8 hours duration. CPR or First Aid only is 4 hours duration.

We offer group bookings for 9 or more people, please contact us on 1-242-819-LIFE or jtshilton@secondscountctnow.com for cost and date availability.

If you don’t receive or have lost your certificate, please email jtshilton@secondscountactrnow.com and we can send through an electronic copy of the certificate.

Our CPR and first aid courses involve hands-on practice sessions, so wear something comfortable. If you have long hair, it is best to wear it back. Please bear in mind that you will be on the ground performing simulated CPR and first aid.

The AHA does not mandate a minimum age requirement for learning CPR. The ability to perform CPR is based more on body strength than age. Studies have shown that children as young as nine years old can learn and retain CPR skills.

  • First Aid & CPR Manual (print and/or eBook)
  • Mask Barrier -complimentary device
  • Gloves –complimentary
    • First Aid Kit Supplies
    • Manikins – adult and child/infant
    • AED Trainer
    • Breathing Mask

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