Centers for Health and Public Safety partners with Emergency University, Inc. to provide CPR/AED Blended Training
SOURCE Centers for Health and Public Safety
DENVER, Oct. 25, 2012 / -- The Centers for Health and Public Safety and Emergency University are pleased to announce a National Alliance committed to promoting awareness and reducing deaths from sudden cardiac arrest.
Today, the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest is just one in 20 people. This poor yet preventable outcome is largely due to limited or no access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) within the first few minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest and not enough bystanders trained to provide CPR.
If offices, public places, schools, and homes were properly equipped to handle a sudden cardiac arrest within three to five minutes of the heart stopping, survival rates could increase dramatically. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association estimates that 30% to 50% of the people who experience a sudden cardiac arrest would survive if CPR and an AED were used in that time frame.
Based in Denver, Colorado, the Centers for Health and Public Safety (CHPS) is committed to saving lives - one loved one at a time. CHPS helps the general public create the right emergency systems to prevent unnecessary deaths. It serves as a centralized resource for sudden cardiac arrest preparation, and provides easy access to reliable, life-saving resources, training courses, and AED and first aid products.
Emergency University (EU), the world's leading provider of Online and Blended CPR and AED Training and PAD Program Management, is leading the industry's effort to ensure that cardiac victims receive the care they need. EU's clients report a 100% trained response rate -- the highest response rate in the industry.
CHPS and EU's new National Alliance will bring EU's first-class training services and solutions – including onsite and online CPR and AED skills training and AED program management – to organizations nationwide. Since 1999, EU has provided life-saving skills to a number of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies in all 50 U.S. states, including Cisco, P&G, Norfolk Southern, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
"Together, we hope to provide organizations and individuals everywhere with the resources they need to be prepared to respond to what is likely going to be one of the most emotionally daunting situations in their life," said George Wheeler, President of Centers for Health and Public Safety. "We're here to help you make a difference!"