Save a Life
If a friend or family member went into cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? According to the American Heart Association, if bystander CPR (more immediate than paramedic or in–hospital CPR) is not done or a defibrillator isn’t used, the chance of survival drops by 7%–10% every minute following cardiac arrest.
You, your family, friends, and coworkers can be life–savers by mastering a new technique — even if you’ve never been trained — called Hands–Only™ CPR. This simple 2–step procedure keeps blood flowing to the heart and brain; done properly, it can double a victim’s chance of survival. And it only takes a moment to learn:
- Call 911.
- Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.
Visit the Hands–Only CPR website to view a video demonstration or download a free how-to application for your handheld device.
The American Heart Association still recommends conventional CPR classes for helping infants and children, resuscitating drowning victims, and responding to other emergencies. After participating in a class, you’ll also be more confident about your CPR skills — and more likely to help in an actual emergency. Don’t put it off — learn Hands–Only CPR and find a CPR class near you today.