Save a Life - CPR
Can You Save a life?
It’s a hot summer day and some friends are hanging out at the pool. The fun is on and everyone is splashing around and enjoying themselves. Everything is perfect until the group suddenly realizes someone is missing.
Then one friend notices a body over in the deep end sinking- almost too the bottom. The poor guy is quickly dragged onto the side of the pool but he’s not breathing and his pulse is extremely faint. In a panic, the group looks cries for help and looks around and sees a “NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY” sign. Instantly everyone’s collective hearts sink as they look at one another- who will save their friend?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, known commonly as CPR, is one of the most important lifesaving procedures there is. And proper knowledge of its techniques can mean the difference between life or death. The video above tells the story of a 17-year-old girl who saved a baby's life. She describes how she overcame her fear According to a study completed by Penn Medicine, only 18% of Americans have had CPR training in the last 2 years.
Are You Prepared?
Certified instructors of CPR can be found in many places. Contact your local Red Cross, ambulance service, police and fire department, or hospital for qualified professional instructors. The American Heart Association has many resources as well. Certification is available to all who successfully complete the course.
If time commitment is an issue classes can usually be organized at a workplace for all employees during work hours. CPR courses are often combined with certified first-aid training. This combination of learning will greatly advance your life-saving abilities. Thousands of lives could be saved each year if everyone knew basic CPR skills.