Heather Welch works as a full-time nurse and part time as an American Heart Association instructor. She has been teaching CPR/AED and first aid to the community for over 17 years. She has a passion for teaching others as she has over 26 years of medical experience. Her prior experience as a paramedic combined with her nursing skills have enabled her to teach students of all ages and backgrounds. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking with her two Jack Russell Terriers Zoey and Cooper, and cycling.
FACT: About 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. About 46 percent of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives.
What does this course teach?
- Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
- Recognize when someone needs CPR
- Perform high-quality CPR for an adult, child, and infant
- Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
- Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
- Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult, child, or infant
- Describe when and how to help a choking adult, child, or infant
***UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE THE STUDENT IS CERTIFIED HEARTSAVER CPR/AED FOR TWO YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THE CLASS. ***