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If your heart stops, you die You're at work.  A co-worker has been complaining of feeling "funny", they say their chest feels tight.  Not pain really, but just discomfort.  You're talking to them, and they start sweating - a lot.  Suddenly, they just slump over in the chair.  They don't respond to your questions or shaking them.  It doesn't look like they are breathing. Your brain will die within 6-10 minutes without oxygen

[ What Happened]   [ What do you do?]    [ How long do you have to do it? ]

Millions of people face this emergency every year.  Few know what to do.

Would you be prepared if it happened in your office?

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.
That’s approximately one woman every minute!
(American Heart Association)


Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack.
About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year.
That's 1 in every 4 deaths.
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Digby Systems, Inc. is a Member and Education Center for the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI)  a Member and Training Center for the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI),  and also offers American Heart Association AHA) courses. 

We offer training in CPR, First Aid, AED, Bloodborne Pathogens and more that can be tailored to your needs in both content and in time.

While primarily offering group training, we also offer One-on-One Training. It's may not be right for everyone, but it is for some. While it may not be cost effective for most, if it's your job or an immediate class, it is something to consider.

First Aid and CPR training is never a waste of time or money.


Guidlelines 2015 are out

Every five (5) years, CPR and FA protocols are reviewed and updated. The new protocols were issued in October 2015. The training programs based on the new Guidelines are then prepared and issued by the various "brands". Most began becoming available in April, 2015.

I am offering all GL2015 classes that are available.

Some of the "Old" programs are still allowed to be taught through the end of the year - Some instructors haven''t upgraded their programs. Make sure you ask what program you are getting!!!

Located in Gloucester County, NJ, we provide CPR and First Aid Training in the Southern New Jersey and nearby Pennsylvania and Delaware areas.

We offer instructor lead hands-on training for schools, clubs, businesses individuals, community service campaigns and more.  We will also work with your personnel to enhance your current safety-training program.   Available training includes:

  • Good Samaritan:  A basic 2-hour introduction to First Aid and how to respond to an emergency. ("Certificate of Completion" provided)
  • Standard CPR and Basic First Aid "COMBO" course:  OSHA compliant course suitable for employees or the general community.
  • Standard CPR and AED:   A "certification" course for the general public, company employees, teachers and more. (Not suitable for health care workers requiring professional level training.)
  • Professional Rescuer CPR/AED:  A "certification" course for health care providers (ie: Medical Professionals, EMTs, Nurses, and possibly first response team members, police, and athletic trainers.
  • Basic First Aid Only: "What to do till the ambulance arrives" Training in treatment of injuries and sudden illnesses
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training:  For Employers/employees and others with occupational exposure to blood or other body fluids.
  • Anaphylaxis: Allergic Reactions and EPI-Pen use.
  • Public Access AED (Automated External Defibrillator)training:  Included in all CPR classes, and available as a standalone refresher class.
  • Periodic re-training in CPR, First Aid, and bloodborne pathogens.  


Student manuals or handouts are provided for all courses.

 

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Phone (856)478-2266


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What Happened?

From the signs and symptoms, they probably suffered a heart attack - and cardiac arrest.  Your friend has just died.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you do?

First, assess the patient -
  • Unresponsive? Not Breathing? 
    IMMEDIATELY call 911 (or your local emergency number)to get professionals in route to you.
  • Get/send someone to get an AED
  • Immediately start CPR - Beginning with Chest Compressions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How long do you have?

About 4-6 minutes - MAX.  

If you don't get oxygenated blood circulating to your co-worker's brain and other body organs in that time, they are all but guaranteed to stay dead.  

It is best to start CPR within a few seconds of their going into Cardiac Arrest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

"The Big One" - The heart STOPS.

In a "Heart Attack", the heart is failing - and may cause pain, discomfort and other symptoms for possibly days, or hours before it stops working.

In a ""Sudden Cardiac Arrest" the heart stops working without warning, and the victim literally "drops dead".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart Attack

The death of the heart muscle.  Usually due to heart disease.

As a result of a lack of blood flow to carry oxygen to the cells of the heart muscle, the muscle dies - and the ability of the heart to pump blood is lost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AED: Automated External Defibrillator

A "Public Access" device used to intervene in a cardiac arrest.  It sends a pulse of electricity through the heart - a TREATMENT for the primary forms of cardiac arrest.  

It "Re-Boots" the heart, so it will beat normally.

This portable device is available for General Public use in many locations. In NJ, Schools, Nursing Homes, and Health and Fitness centers are required to have them available, but many other locations have them publucally located for use in an emergency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Manually pressing on the patient's chest to squeeze the heart and force blood to circulate through the brain, lungs and vital organs of the body, and to breathe for the patient by blowing (oxygen rich) air into their lungs.

CPR is not a treatment for cardiac arrest - it simply buys time for a defibrillator and advanced medical care to arrive.

If no "barrier device" is available to prevent the transfer of body fluids when blowing into the the victim's mouth, "Compression Only" CPR is recommended.