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Emergency Training Can Help Save A Life, Are You Prepared?

OAKHURST – If a friend or family member were to suffer a heart attack, would you be able to help save their life, or stand by helplessly not knowing what to do?

Get your emergency training now with expert instructors and state-of-the-art equipment so you’ll be prepared to help in time of need.

Through Mountain Medical, Neil and Linda Cuthbert provide a comprehensive course of instruction and certification in First Aid, CPR and AED.

All trainers are certified in emergency medical and first aid, with decades of experience in the field.

Neil Cuthbert has over 24 years experience serving the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. He is also a member of the Madera Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team, Emergency Medical Technician for Sierra Ambulance, and the lead EMT instructor for other SAR medical personnel.

Neil is a certified Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) instructor in EMS, training police officers as well as recruits at the police academies.

Linda is also a member of the Madera Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team and has successfully completed her EMT training.

Class Info

When a person has a heart attack or cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of heart attack or cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.

Students are taught CPR, First Aid, AED (Automated External Defibrilator), and Basic Life Support. Classes available for beginners as well as those who need recertification.

First Aid – First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – CPR is the manual application of chest compressions and ventilations to patients in cardiac arrest (having a heart attack). It is performed to maintain viability until advanced help arrives. This procedure is an essential component of basic life support (BLS), basic cardiac life support (BCLS), and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).

The preliminary steps of CPR, as defined by the American Heart Association, are (1) calling for help; (2) establishing unresponsiveness in the victim by tapping or gently shaking and shouting at him or her; (3) positioning the victim in a supine position on a hard surface; (4) giving two breaths; and (5) checking the pulse. These are begun as quickly as possible; prompt action is essential for successful outcome.

Automated External Defibrillator – If defibrillated within the first few minutes of collapse, the patient’s chances for survival are close to 90 percent. For every minute that defibrillation is delayed, survival decreases by 7 to 10 percent. If it is delayed by more than 10 minutes, the chance of survival in adults is less than 5 percent. This is why it is so important to be properly trained and equipped for a rapid intervention for a person suffering from cardiac arrest.

Areas of Instruction:

  • First Aid, CPR, AED for Adult, Child, and Pediatric
  • Basic Life Support
  • Childcare and Babysitting Safety
  • Basic First Aid
  • Advanced First Aid
  • Emergency Medical Response for non-EMS Personnel
  • Advanced Bleeding Control
  • Blood-borne Pathogens and Infectious Disease

Isn’t your family worth it? Get your emergency training and be prepared to help in time of need. Call (559) 232-9500 to reserve your spot today!

Visit http://mountainmedical.org for more information.

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