February is American Heart Month (time for Free CPR)
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in our country, for men and for women (little known fact). Here’s another shocking fact for women – 8 times more women die from heart disease than from breast cancer. While we’re looking at facts – more women than men die from heart disease.
American Heart Month is a time to educate ourselves about heart-healthy living, and improving the most active muscle in our body. During Feb., we’ll distribute information on healthy food choices, tips to exercise, urge folks to stop smoking, get our cholesterol checked, and keep our blood pressure and blood sugar in control. All of these tips are PREVENTION, which is a better option than dealing with a heart attack or cardiac arrest.
We’ll also provide free CPR training free to communities during February. The two main keys to surviving a cardiac arrest is quick CPR by bystanders, and quick use of an AED. We’ll show that free to folks in a 1 1/2 hour AHA Family & Friends CPR course, looks like 8 offerings. This is non-certification training, but provides all the information you’ll need to save a life, including relief from choking, and adult/child/infant CPR.
According to the American Heart Association, immediate and effective CPR can double or even triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. Here’s the schedule:[table “3” not found /]
No advance reservation is needed, just show up, and tell your friends. Again, this is non-certification training. If your employer or nursing school, etc. requires you to have a CPR certification card or current BLS card to work, this is not the right class (we’ll help you get certified, but not in these courses).
Do you or a family member need to learn CPR during February?