BLS/CPR Courses: "Learn How to Save a Life"
-- Cornell Randle, Certified American Heart Association BLS/CPR/AED Instructor
The Importance of CPR Training and Certification
"Although evidence indicates that bystander CPR and AED use can significantly improve survival and outcomes from cardiac arrest, each year less than 3% of the U.S. population receives CPR training, leaving many bystanders unprepared to respond to cardiac arrest.” -- EMS1, An Online Resource for EMS Personnel
10 GOOD REASONS YOU SHOULD LEARN CPR
(Even if your job doesn't require it!)
#1. Heart Disease is the Leading Cause of Death in the United States
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the USA, claiming the lives of more than 600,000 people each year, according to the CDC.
#2. CPR Saves Lives
Heart disease is on the rise and CPR can help save lives. More than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurred in 2016 according to the American Heart Association. Today, 88% of people who suffer from a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital die. However, CPR can dramatically improve a person’s chance of survival when it's performed properly and promptly.
#3. Anyone Can Learn CPR
Anyone can learn CPR and everyone should. The American Heart Association reports that 70% of Americans feel helpless to act in the event of a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to effectively administer CPR or their training has lapsed.
#4. The Life You Save May Be That of a Loved One
Four out of five cardiac arrests occur at home. Many victims of sudden cardiac arrest appear healthy and may not have any known heart diseases or risk factors. Performing CPR promptly may save the life of someone you love.
#5. You May Prevent Brain Death
CPR effectively keeps blood flowing and provides oxygen to the brain and other vital organs, giving the victim a better chance for a full recovery. Everyday Health reports that If CPR is given within the first two minutes of cardiac arrest, the chances of survival double. (Brain death occurs four to six minutes after the heart stops beating.)
#6. CPR Makes You More Knowledgable
When you complete your CPR training, you get bragging rights. You’ll know something other people don't know that you didn’t know before you started!
#7. You’ll Be Ready in the Event of A Cardiac Emergency
CPR classes will equip you with the tools and the confidence you need to change from the role of bystander to the role of lifesaver. CPR certification will give you the necessary training to make the right decisions in the event of a cardiac emergency.
#8. CPR Classes Can Be Fun
CPR classes are hands-on and interactive. You can have fun while you're learning how to properly execute chest compressions in a fun and supportive environment.
#9. You Can Test Your Musical Knowledge
Classic musical gems such as the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive,” “Walk Like an Egyptian” by the Bangles, and “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” by country duo Big and Rich give you the right tempo to give chest compressions correctly!
#10. Join the 3 Percent
CPR helps keep blood and oxygen flowing and dramatically increases the chances of survival in those who suffer a cardiac arrest. Become a part of the solution and sign up for a CPR training course today.
About Press For Life CPR
All Press For Life CPR™ classes are instructed by Cornell Randle, who has taught 100+ classes to community and military healthcare professionals over the past five+ years. Four-hour certification courses are offered evenings and most weekends for both groups and individuals, usually at your own facility, and are limited to nine participants unless special arrangements are made. For more information or to make large group arrangements, please contact Cornell.
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