The Life You Save May Be Someone You Love
During a year full of ups and downs, it’s important to reflect on all the things for which we’re thankful. We're sure you’ll agree that the love of friends and family is at the top of the list.
A couple of years ago, we were fortunate enough to interview one of our lead training specialists, Omar Walker. During our conversation, Omar estimated that he had certified nearly 30,000 individuals in first aid, CPR, and how to use an AED!
But the reason that Omar’s story resonated so deeply with us is the reason why Omar decided to go into emergency medical services and become EMT certified in the first place: it was the death of his 42-year-old stepfather as a result of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
“If someone had known CPR and those resources were available to him, he would have a high probability of being saved,” said Walker during the interview in 2019.
And when convincing people why they should become CPR certified, Omar pointed out that, “Statistically, the person they would start CPR on would be a family member or a loved one. That’s 69% of the time it’s going to be your spouse, mom, brother, or child who needs CPR.”
5 more reasons to be thankful you know CPR
CPR Saves Lives
CPR can help save lives. According to the American Heart Association, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurred each year. Sadly, 88% of people who suffer from a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital die. However, when properly and promptly performed, CPR can dramatically improve a person's chance of survival.
You Can Prevent Brain Death
In the event of SCA, brain death can occur just four to six minutes after the heart stops beating. 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. And, Everyday Health reports that if CPR is performed within the first two minutes of cardiac arrest, the chance of survival doubles!
CPR Makes You Smarter
Let’s face it, by the time you complete CPR training, you’ll know something that you didn’t know before you started! What will you learn during CPR training? Find out here!
You’ll Feel Confident in the Event of A Cardiac Emergency
CPR classes will equip you with the tools and the confidence you need to transform yourself from the role of bystander to lifesaver. CPR certification will give you the necessary training to make the right decisions in the event of a cardiac emergency.
CPR Classes are Fun
By nature, CPR classes are hands-on and engaging. With interactive online courses, you’ll safely learn how to execute effective chest compressions in a fun and supportive environment.
Schedule a first aid, CPR, and AED training for yourself or your team today! Contact Cardio Partners at 866-349-4362 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cardio Partners offers both traditional and blended learning through the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association.
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