Health Care Academy Offers AED Training

To help combat the rise in cardiac arrests and other heart-related afflictions and diseases, the American Health Care Academy (AHCA) now offers training in the use of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), which are able to diagnose and then treat arrhythmia.

“Tackling heart healthiness is a complicated process,” said AHCA's Marketing Manager. “If we equip our clients with as many life-saving techniques as we can, we take one more step to a safer nation.”

According to the latest statistics, more than 250,000 people every year due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). In fact, SCA takes a life every two minutes, which makes it more lethal than breast cancer, lung cancer or even AIDS. To combat this lethal affliction, a combination of basic first aid training, CPR certification and AED training are recommended for every adult, whether they work in health care or not.

An AED user applies the electrode pads to the bare chest of the victim. The unit is “automatic” because of the unit's ability to analyze the patient's condition, and many AED units have spoken prompts, and some may also have visual displays to instruct the user.

Once the pads are attached, the AED will examine and analyze the electrical output from the victim's heart to determine if the patient is in a shockable rhythm. Once the device determines whether a shock is needed, it uses its own battery to charge its capacitor. These safety measures make the AED very safe to use. The user of the AED is then instructed by the unit when to deliver the charge, once every is clear of the unit.

“Because of their ease of use and their ability to diagnose, AEDs are great pieces of life-saving equipment,” AHCA's Marketing Manager said. “That's why we feel they're vital to our training experience.

The American Health Care Academy provides CPR AED certification and online First Aid certification, designed with the busy adult in mind. Students, parents and others with a desire to get CPR training can take AHCA's quick and easy first aid courses and gain new CPR certification or recertification in the comfort of their homes, on their schedule by registering for the CPR courses at You can also check out their different course options at To visit the AHCA blog, go to

American Health Care Academy offers online CPR and first aid certification courses for as little as $19.95! We are nationally accepted and discounts are available for groups.

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