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Frequently Asked Questions

Florida CPR, AED, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens Training Classes.
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Question:  What is C.P.R.?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency medical procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest or, in some circumstances, respiratory arrest.  CPR is performed in hospitals, or in the community by laypersons or by emergency response professionals.

CPR consists of artificial blood circulation and artificial respiration (i.e. chest compressions and lung ventilation).  CPR is generally continued, usually in the presence of advanced life support, until the patient regains a heart beat (called "return of spontaneous circulation" or "ROSC") or is declared dead.

CPR is unlikely to restart the heart, but rather its purpose is to maintain a flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and the heart, thereby delaying tissue death and extending the brief window of opportunity for a successful resuscitation without permanent brain damage. Defibrillation and advanced life support are usually needed to restart the heart.

Question:  What is an AED?
An Automated External Defibrillator or AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient.  The AED is able to treat the patient by application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to re-establish an effective rhythm.  AEDs are designed to be simple so that anyone can use one.  Proper use of an AED is taught in our CPR first aid classes.

:  Do you sell AED's?
Yes.  We not only sell AED's but we can also train you how to use and maintain a defibrillator.  Our AED’s are ideal for both commercial (Public Access Defibrillators) and the home (Home Defibrillators). 
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Question:  What is OSHA's stance on AEDs?

"Because the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) can save the lives of workers who experience cardiac arrest while on the job, OSHA today encouraged employers to consider making this equipment available in their workplace."

US Department of Labor, Office of Public Affairs, Dec. 17, 2001

According to OSHA 13% of all workplace fatalities result from sudden cardiac arrest.  According to the American Heart Association, sudden cardiac arrest claims about 340,000 lives each year – or around 930 every day in the United States.  Sudden cardiac arrest, which is the leading cause of death in the United States kills more people than breast cancer, lung cancer, and AIDS combined.  Currently 95 percent of all cardiac arrest victims die.  Yes, I said ninety five percent of all cardiac arrest victims die.

:  What is the OSHA Standard for First Aid Training?

1910.151(b) - In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available. 

The CPR School suggests training as many people as possible.  Having a large number of trained workers on hand during a medical emergency increases the odds that fast medical attention will be delivered properly to the injured person(s).

Question:  Who should take this class?
Everyone.  Hospital Workers, Healthcare Providers, Childcare Providers, Group Home Operators, Nurses, Dentist, Dental Employees, Teachers, Teacher Aides, Coaches, Risk Managers, Safety Officers, EMT, Police, Security Guards, Gym Employees, Personal Trainers, Aerobics Instructors, Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Home Healthcare, Caregivers, Childcare, Counselors, Boat Captains, Boat & Yacht Owners and Crew, Fishermen, Homeowners Associations, Civic Groups, Students, Restaurant Workers, Construction Workers, Engineers, Scuba Divers, Clubs, anyone that works with the public, anyone with children, anyone with parents, anyone that would like to know how to save someone’s life during an emergency – Anyone

:  Do OSHA, MSHA and other government agencies require CPR Training?
Yes, in certain industries you may be required to have CPR, First Aid and/or Bloodborne Pathogens training. 

Question:  Who will be teaching the classes?
Keith Murray is the owner of The CPR School, LLC.  Keith is a former City of
Stuart EMT Firefighter and had been teaching classes for over 20 years.  Keith holds a masters degree from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania and has instructed people of all ages and backgrounds including high school students, college students, professional groups, trade groups, hotel and resort workers, doctors, lawyers, dentists, dental assistants, condo associations, airline pilots, boat captains, flight attendants, government employees and just about any other group you can imagine.  Keith recently used his CPR AED skills to save a traveler in the Atlanta
airport.  Please click on the following link to read the story

Question:  When comparing The CPR School to another
CPR School, what questions should I ask?
1) Has the instructor ever saved someones life with CPR and an AED? 
2) Who will be teaching the class (see #1)?  Will your instructor be a subcontractor or the person in the sales brochure.  We do not use subcontractors and in most instances Keith Murray teaches all of the classes for The CPR School.  If Keith will not be teaching the class we will tell you in advance.  No bait and switch - that's our promise. 
3) Two year certification cards will be issued at the time of the class. 
4) Short but thorough classes that cover all required and necessary information. 
5) All instruction performed by trained
6) We show up on time every time!  That's our guarantee - in writing!

Question:  Can you help me prepare for natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornados?
Yes.  Much of the first aid portion of our class relates to medical emergencies that can happen during a hurricane.  For more information please call us at 561-762-0500 or visit our Hurricane Preparation and First Aid web site

Question:  How do I schedule a class?
The best way to do this is to call us at 561-762-0500.  You can also e-mail us at

Question:  Do you cover our area?
Depending on the size of your group and the type of class you request we can offer classes almost anywhere.  Yes, almost anywhere.  We will travel to almost any location.  Please call us to discuss your training needs and your location(s).

Question:  Do you teach CPR, AED and First Aid classes for boaters and do you sell AEDs for boaters?
Yes, we teach these classes and yes we sell AEDs for boaters.  We have two websites dedicated to yacht / boat captains, yacht / boat owners, yacht crew and people that spend time on the water.  Please click on the following links to learn more.

Question:  Do you teach CPR and AED classes for Florida Dentists and other dental office staff?
Yes, we teach these classes and yes we sell and service AEDs for dental offices.  We have a website dedicated to dentists and dental offices.  Please click on the following links to learn more.

Orders and Questions - Please Call 561-762-0500

CPR AED First Aid Safety Training Classes at your Florida Business | AED Sales and Service in the following Florida locations:
Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dade, De Soto Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian, River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, Washington.