Cardiac Arrest and the Chain of Survival
Fast response of paramedics equipped with defibrillators, airway devices, and heart medications give cardiac arrest victims the best chance of survival.
The term Chain of Survival provides a useful metaphor to help improve cardiac arrest patients’ chances of survival and recovery.
The five links in the adult out-of-hospital Chain of Survival:
- Recognition of cardiac arrest and notification to the 9-1-1 telephone system
- Early CPR with an emphasis on chest compressions
- Early Defibrillation – the delivery of a shock to the heart by using an AED
- Early Advanced Care from highly trained paramedics who can respond to the patient to provide care prior to the arrival at a hospital
- Advanced life support and post-cardiac arrest care
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide CPR classes at this time. Here are a few local first aid and CPR training center options:
TDR CPR Safety Training
1998 Lansing Ave NE · (503) 882-0110
Oregon CPR Services LLC
330 Bush St S · (503) 583-4051
Salem CPR & First Aid Center
1610 Commercial St SE · (503) 371-9533