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Cardiac Arrest Victims Get CPR From a Bystander

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Cardiac Arrests Occur At Home

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People Who Suffer Cardiac Arrest Outside Of Hospital Survive

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Feel Helpless To Act During a Cardiac Emergengy

What We Offer

Family and Friends CPR Course: 4 Hours

This course is suitable for: Parents, Grandparents, Nannies, Au Pairs, Children (from approx. 10yrs) Domestic Staff, Care Givers, Teachers and Assistants, Ground Staff, Kitchen Staff, Shuttle Service Personnel, General Public.

A popular class for homes, Pre-primary and Primary schools, Daycare centres.

No prior knowledge/training required

Heartsaver First Aid Course: 5 Hours

This course is suitable for: Parents, Au Pairs, Teachers and Assistants, Coaches, Aftercare Staff, Matriculants and Scholars, Caregivers, Child Minders and/or persons dealing with children within the work environment or on a daily basis needing to know the basics of First Aid.

Discovery Vitality points (2500) awarded.

Heartsaver CPR with AED Course: 4 Hours

This course is suitable for: Gym Instructors, Yoga Instructors, Swimming Coaches, Sport Coaches, Biokinetic Staff, Matriculants, Pharmacy Staff, Doctors’ room/medical staff, paramedical Staff (Beauty Therapists) Customer Service staff etc.

No prior knowledge/training required.

Discovery Vitality points (2500) awarded.

Family and Friends Domestic CPR Course: 4 Hours

This course is suitable for: Nannies, Child Minders, Domestic Staff, Ground Staff, Kitchen Staff, Care Givers, General Public.

A popular class for homes and Day-care centres.

No prior knowledge/training required.

BLS CPR Course: 6 Hours

This course is offered to Medical and associated medical staff ie: Physiotherepists, Biokineticists, Dentists and assistants, Homeopaths, Pharmacy staff etc.

Discovery Vitality points (2500) awarded.

Level 1 First Aid Course: 20 Hours / 3 Days

This course is suitable for: Parents, Au Pairs, Teachers, Coaches, Aftercare Staff, Matriculants and Scholars, Factory and Office Staff, Health and Safety Officers and any person needing to complete a Labour Department approved Course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the typical frequent questions that are put to us along with brief explanations

Can I fit into an existing course?

Certainly. We will indicate which courses have space for you and the location of the course for you to consider.

Are courses available over weekends?

Yes, we do run courses on Saturday mornings.

Do I earn Discovery Vitality points from your courses?

Yes, as MED-X is accredited to the Discovery Vitality program through the Resuscitation Council 2500 points would be awarded to any member who has completed an accredited CPR course through MED-X. MED-X personnel will take care of this registration process on your behalf on completion of the course.

Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time.

Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually and 88 % of cardiac arrests occur at home.
Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.
Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack.
Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating.
A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest.

Why Learn CPR?

The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be a loved one.

Four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home.
Statistically speaking, if called on to administer CPR in an emergency, the life you save is likely to be someone at home: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.
African-Americans are almost twice as likely to experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in another public location than Caucasians, and their survival rates are twice as poor as for Caucasians.

Who You’re Most Likely Save with CPR

Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths.

Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.
Sadly, less than eight percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.
The American Heart Association trains more than 12 million people in CPR annually, to equip Americans with the skills they need to perform bystander CPR.

Why Take Action?