FREE infant CPR and adult hands-only CPR training sessions
posted by: Amber Johnson
Undoubtedly, one of the biggest fears and nightmares of parents is the possibility of their child choking. In this critical moment, we often panic and do not know what to do to effectively prevent the worst.
The American Heart Association is here to help with a FREE infant CPR and choking relief training session at 8 a.m. and adult hands-only CPR training sessions at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at North High School, 2960 N. Speer Blvd, Denver, CO. Each session will take approximately 45 minutes.
All event participants will receive an American Heart Association CPR Anytime Kit that contains a manikin and instructional DVD, which can be used to train other individuals. Attendees are welcome to participate in both the infant and adult training sessions.
The training sessions are free and walk-ins are welcome, but attendees are encouraged to RSVP at www.heart.org/savealifeco.
Nearly 360,000 Americans suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests every year and 90 percent die because they do not receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. Approximately 70 percent of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they do not know how to administer CPR or they are afraid of hurting the victim. If started immediately, hands-only CPR can double or triple a person’s chances of survival.
Eighty percent of sudden cardiac arrests happen in private or residential settings. Statistically speaking, if called on to give CPR in an emergency, individuals will most likely try to save the life of someone they love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.
December is a time to celebrate loved ones and there is no better way to do it than with this free 45-minute class that could potential save a life.