According to the American Heart Association (AHA) 70% of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88% of cardiac arrests occur.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) which is a form of First Aid; is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack, cardiac arrest, or near drowning, in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped.
First Aid is the help given to a sick or injured person until full medical treatment is available.
WHY LEARN CPR?
Emergencies such as cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time. Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.
WHO CAN YOU SAVE WITH CPR?
The life you save with CPR is likely to be a loved one.
Four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home.
Statistically speaking, if called on to administer CPR in an emergency, the life you save is likely to be someone at home: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.
Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths.
Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. Less than 8% of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.
FEE: Starting April 1, 2018: There will be an associated fee for the course, payable with check or money order, made out to Weigel Wellness Center. No cash accepted.
Classes are on the second floor of the Weigel Health Center
Tuesday - September 25, 2018 @ 9:00am - 12:00 pm. Room 203
Tuesday - October 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Room 203
Fee: The fee covers the course manual and 2 year completion card.
For Students - $25.00
For others/non-students - $50.00.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request classes for groups.
Paula A. Madrigal, MSW
Assistant Director, Prevention & Health Promotion
Weigel Wellness Center
Phone: (716) 878-4719 Fax: (716) 878-6727 Email: email@example.com
American Heart Association (2013, April 24). CPR Statistics
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