February of 2020 is the 57th year of “American Heart Month” – a month to focus on lowering the number of deaths each year from heart disease.  The original proclamation regarding Heart Month was made by President Lyndon Johnson Dec. …

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This February is the 56th year of “American Heart Month”.  In February, we concentrate efforts on the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.   This started with President Lyndon Johnson Dec. 20, 1963, and has carried …

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February Free CPR courses To celebrate American Heart Month (that’s the entire month of February,   http://bit.ly/2knQZTQ ),  Newnan CPR is again offering February Free CPR courses, non-certification, to our communities.   In 15 locations, dates/times during the month.   We’ll …

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The American Heart Association and WellPoint Foundation are bringing the “Stayin Alive Hands-Only CPR mobile tour to Atlanta, this Saturday, Sept. 20.  In conjunction with the Heart Walk, to be held at Centennial Olympic Park, the AHA instructors will be …

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(Facts from American Heart Association, updated April 2013)   Anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should!  Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer …

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What is bystander CPR? (1) Non-medical personnel performing chest compressions (or full CPR) on a cardiac arrest victim, prior to the arrival of EMT/paramedics/nurses. (2) Performed in less than 30% of cardiac arrest events (3) The key to a city/community/state …

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Hands-only CPR, also called Compressions-Only CPR (COCPR), is relatively new concept, just recommended since 2008.  Recent studies have shown it is more effective than traditional CPR (compressions and mouth-mouth breaths) for lay responders,, in cases of a witnessed collapse of …

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