New Windsor, NY - October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness Month and Mobile Life Support Services, the largest emergency medical provider in the Hudson Valley, offers a series of programs for both the general public and healthcare providers, focused on risk modification and emergency care for heart-related issues.
According to a 2018 report by the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 366,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of sudden cardiac arrest; that’s one out of every 7.4 people. With timely administration of CPR and defibrillation using an automatic defibrillator (AED), survival rates can increase up to 50 percent. The approximately 500 certified EMTs and paramedics that wear the Mobile Life patch, utilize treatment modalities and medications researched and developed by the AHA.
Mobile Life Support is committed to the mission of decreasing mortality and morbidity from heart disease and stroke. The company is an AHA Authorized Provider of CPR and ECC (Emergency Cardiovascular Care) courses and its New Windsor headquarters has been an American Heart Association Community Training Center for more than 20 years.
Hudson Valley residents and healthcare professionals alike can elect to participate in educational and certification courses provided by Mobile Life. The AHA programs range from 30-minute at-home courses to multi-day Advanced Life Support classes. Available courses include:
-Family & Friends® CPR
-Heartsaver® First Aid
-Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED
-Heartsaver® CPR AED
-Family & Friends CPR Anytime®
-Infant CPR Anytime®
-Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
-Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Individuals interested in becoming CPR certified should visit the Mobile Life website www.mobilelife.com/education for a full list of available courses.
About Mobile Life Support Services, Inc.:
Mobile Life Support Services, Inc. is a New York State Certified Advanced Life Support paramedic ambulance company that provides emergency services to communities and healthcare facilities throughout the Hudson Valley Region of New York State, including the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester. Founded in 1981 by Rick and Gayle Metzger, Mobile Life is composed of more than 500 EMS professionals across the region and operates a fleet of more than 60 ambulances and 26 stations. With a collective population of more than 1,000,000 residents, Mobile Life handles approximately 100,000 calls per year. For more information, visit www.mobilelife.com.
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