We charge fees for our classes because we incur expenses in providing a quality training experience for our customers. We’re not the cheapest training source. We’re not the most expensive. We set a base line of training costs by hour and work from there to customize the best combination of cost, time invested, and results.
We know that many individuals who could benefit from this training do not take it because it costs money. We’ll do what we can to work with them and still cover our costs.
10 Ways to Get a 10% Discount
See 10 ways to get a 10% Discount below. And speaking of the number 10 – we’ll reserve every 10th training spot for an individual who absolutely must have this training now but cannot afford to pay.
- Be a repeat customer (thank you)
- Bring a friend
- Open your on-site class to others
- Exercise 3 times or more a week (here’s to Your health)
- Take a class in your birthday month (combine this with the Exercise discount and get a one time 20% off – It’s our Birthday Gift to you)
- Be a Community Volunteer at least one time a month
- Make a cash donation of $5 or more to any nonprofit of your choice
- Adopt a Pet from an animal shelter
- Be a financial support of the Austin Angelfish Synchronized Swimming Team
- Specials of the moment (we reserve the right to declare a special discount at any time for any reason!)
History of CPR
Modern CPR developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The discoverers of mouth-to-mouth ventilation were Drs. James Elam and Peter Safar. Though mouth-to-mouth resuscitation was described in the Bible (mostly performed by midwives to resuscitate newborns) it fell out of practice until it was rediscovered in the 1950s.
In early 1960 Drs. Kouwenhoven, Knickerbocker, and Jude discovered the benefit of chest compression to achieve a small amount of artifical circulation. Later in 1960, mouth-to-mouth and chest compression were combined to form CPR similar to the way it is practiced today.
CPR is a skill taught to laypersons and professionals for situations involving “Sudden Cardiac Arrest.”
Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in adults. Most arrests occur in persons with underlying heart disease.
- CPR doubles a person’s chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest.
- 75% of all cardiac arrests happen in people’s homes.
- The typical victim of cardiac arrest is a man in his early 60’s and a woman in her late 60’s.
- Cardiac arrest occurs twice as frequently in men compared to women.
- There has never been a case of HIV transmitted by mouth-to-mouth CPR.
In sudden cardiac arrest the heart goes from a normal heartbeat to a quivering rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). This happens in approximately 2/3rds of all cardiac arrests. VF is fatal unless an electric shock, called defibrillation, can be given. CPR does not stop VF but CPR extends the window of time in which defibrillation can be effective.
CPR provides a trickle of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart and keeps these organs alive until defibrillation can shock the heart into a normal rhythm. If CPR is started within 4 minutes of collapse and defibrillation provided within 10 minutes a person has a 40% chance of survival.
CHAPTER 74. GOOD SAMARITAN LAW: LIABILITY FOR EMERGENCY CARE
§ 74.001. Liability for Emergency Care
(a) A person who in good faith administers emergency care, including using an automated external defibrillator, at the scene of an emergency but not in a hospital or other health care facility or means of medical transport is not liable in civil damages for an act performed during the emergency unless the act is wilfully or wantonly negligent.
(b) This section does not apply to care administered: (1) for or in expectation of remuneration; or (2) by a person who was at the scene of the emergency because he or a person he represents as an agent was soliciting business or seeking to perform a service for remuneration.
(c) If the scene of an emergency is in a hospital or other health care facility or means of medical transport, a person who in good faith administers emergency care is not liable in civil damages for an act performed during the emergency unless the act is willfully or wantonly negligent, provided that this subsection does not apply to care administered:
(1) by a person who regularly administers care in a hospital emergency room unless such person is at the scene of the emergency for reasons wholly unrelated to the person’s work in administering health care; or
(2) by an admitting or attending physician of the patient or a treating physician associated by the admitting or attending physician of the patient in question.
(d) For purposes of Subsections (b)(1) and (c)(1), a person who would ordinarily receive or be entitled to receive a salary, fee, or other remuneration for administering care under such circumstances to the patient in question shall be deemed to be acting for or in expectation of remuneration even if the person waives or elects not to charge or receive remuneration on the occasion in question.
(e) This section does not apply to a person whose negligent act or omission was a producing cause of the emergency for which care is being administered.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 959, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 960, § 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1993.
Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 679, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
§ 74.002. Unlicensed Medical Personnel
Persons not licensed in the healing arts who in good faith administer emergency care as emergency medical service personnel are not liable in civil damages for an act performed in administering the care unless the act is willfully or wantonly negligent. This section applies without regard to whether the care is provided for or in expectation of remuneration.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 959, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.http://depts.washington.edu/learncpr/facts.html