Carson Valley Medical Center Offers CPR Classes June 14 & Aug. 9

Would you or a family member be interested in learning CPR?
Heartsaver CPR and AED teaches non-clinical personnel CPR and the use of an AED.  This class is also suitable for babysitters.
Two summer classes are available: June 14 and August 9. Contact Barbara Leonard to sign up at 775-783-3083.

 

Cost is $45 (includes book). This course is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven
practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of the skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training.

National CPR & AED Awareness Week is June 1–7. During this time, we shine a spotlight on how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

About 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes and only about 46 percent of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives.

If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.

The good news is learning CPR has never been easier, thanks to the advent of Hands-Only CPR. In 2009, the American Heart Association launched a nationwide Hands-Only CPR campaign to raise awareness about this life-saving skill. The campaign is supported nationally by an educational grant from the Anthem Foundation.

Since 2012, nearly 10.1 million people have been trained in Hands-Only CPR via events, training kiosks and video education with the Anthem Foundation’s support.

Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a park). It consists of two easy steps:
1. Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to do that).
2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.

Learn how to save a life at heart.org/HandsOnlyCPR.

 

Source: American Heart Association

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