CPR is easy to learn, and a valuable skill. Here are just a few reasons to train in CPR:
1. CPR saves lives. The longer the body goes without the heart beating and circulating blood and oxygen to the brain, the lower the chance of survival. By performing CPR, you are able to help the person’s blood keep circulating until an ambulance arrives. More than 300,000 people suffer from a cardiac arrest in the US each year.
2. Bystander CPR is Crucial to survival. National statistics have shown that only 15 to 30 percent of people who experience sudden cardiac arrests outside of hospitals receive bystander CPR. By calling 911 and doing chest compresssions, you can make a difference between life and death.
3. You don’t have to put your mouth on them. Hands-only CPR has been shown to be just as effective for many adults who experience sudden cardiac arrest. Healthcare providers are trained to use a variety of devices for ventilation assistance, but effective compressions are key.
4. CPR is easy to learn. Whether you are learning how to perform hands-only CPR, First Aid, BLS skills for Healthcare providers, or even more advanced training such as ACLS or PALS, the key is quality CPR and effective compressions. We have many class options available from one-on-one, family and friends sessions, hands on practice in a classroom setting, or even online classes to meet your needs.
5. Most cardiac arrests occur in the home. More than 85 percent of cardiac arrests take place at home. And if you are a healthcare worker or first responder, you know the knowledge and mastery of this skill is imperative. So take the challenge. If you don’t know CPR, or just need some hands on practice, book a class and have the confidence in knowing that if you are ever needed, you too can save a life!
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Did you know that sudden cardiac arrest is the one of the leading causes of death in the United States?