Midtown CPR About Us
About Midtown CPR
Midtown CPR is about providing quality American Heart Association (AHA) BLS CPR certification to the students and medical professionals of the Greater Memphis Area.
Midtown CPR is a locally owned and operated. We are not franchised nor are we affiliated with any national chains. Our family is dedicated to the healthcare industry and education. We live in Midtown Memphis and all of us have attended Memphis and Shelby County Schools. Our dedication is to the health and well being of the citizens of the Greater Memphis Area.
As the nation transitions from fighting infectious disease to chronic diseases caused by the globesity epidemic, heart disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes, stroke, and hypertension. We would like to educate the community on the importance of a healthy diet and exercise. Because of the obesity problem in the Memphis and surroundings areas, we have seen an increase in bike lanes, walking trails, exercise facilities all over the city. Being in the mid-south causes us to take advantage of the great food we have in the area and as a consequence, we have one of the highest obesity rates in the nation.
We also have some of the greatest schools in the nation training students, doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and ancillary personnel to take care of us when we overindulge and cause reprehensible damage to our bodies. Midtown CPR provides these medical and future medical professionals with the basic tools of the American Heart Association, CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS), should the need arise.
Our staff consists of nurses, personal trainers, nutritionists, and a soon to be Dr. of Health Science. We have studied the cardiovascular system and the damages of a poor diet, smoking, illicit drug use, and a lack of exercise can have on the body. Food deserts and food swamps are the causation of the cardiovascular problems we face today.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently, about 9 in 10 people who have a cardiac arrest outside the hospital die.3 CPR can help improve those odds. If it is performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.3
Knowing the signs and symptoms of an adverse cardiac event and getting CPR certified can save someone’s life. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that can help save a person’s life if their breathing or heart stops. When a person’s heart stops beating, they are in cardiac arrest. During cardiac arrest, the heart cannot pump blood to the rest of the body, including the brain and lungs. Death can happen in minutes without treatment.2 CPR uses chest compressions to mimic how the heart pumps. These compressions help keep blood flowing throughout the body.
Certain people, including people in low-income, Black, and Hispanic neighborhoods, are less likely to receive CPR from bystanders than people in high-income, white neighborhoods.1 Women may also be less likely to receive CPR if they experience cardiac arrest in a public place.
Midtown CPR chose the American Heart Association (AHA) because it is the most recognized authority of heart science and research. The AHA sets the standards for the procedure we know as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
We use the latest heart science technology developed by American Heart Association researchers to teach our students the necessary skills to deliver proper cardiopulmonary resuscitation in an emergency situation. All trainers are American Heart Association BLS CPR certified. We teach the latest instructions provided by the American Heart Association.
In collaboration with experts in the field and extensive studies, the change from infectious disease to chronic diseases, heart disease is the leading causes of mortality around the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the world’s biggest killers, accounting for a combined 15.2 million deaths in 2016. These diseases have remained the leading causes of death globally in the last 15 years” (WHO, 2018). Life-saving CPR with the aid of an AED can help save the life of a person suffering from a heart attack.
The Fight Against Heart Attack
Doctors, nurses, and medical students are on the cutting edge of fighting these chronic diseases which have reached epidemic proportions. Proper CPR training allows them to give the necessary care and education to patients suffering from the effects of lack of exercise, poor eating habits, and obesity.