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Be Heroic - Learn CPR

 

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You can save a life – be heroic by learning CPR.   It’s easier than you might think.

Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public. It can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival.  Hands-Only CPR can be learned in minutes and has just two easy steps:  If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, (1) Call 9-1-1; and (2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song “Stayin’ Alive.”

American Heart Association CPR Training site F-M Ambulance has teamed up with the Fargo Fire Department in the hope of saving more lives by teaching Hands-Only CPR to shoppers at West Acres Shopping Center in Fargo on Saturday, February 15th from Noon – 5 pm in the center court in front of Macy’s.   The first 100 who take a few minutes to learn CPR will receive a t-shirt.   Everyone who learns CPR will be registered to win a mall gift card and will be given a bracelet that can be used to receive discounts at select stores.  

The University of Jamestown Student Nursing Association is offering free Hands-Only CPR training to Jamestown area organizations, worksites and community groups.   To schedule a class contact Teree Rittenbach (rittenba@uj.edu) or Katie Stumpf (kstumpf@uj.edu). Lakota Ambulance also offers Hands-Only trainings.

More than 1,000 people every day suffer out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest with over 80 percent happening at home or in the community.  It can happen to anyone at any time. To read Izzy's Story and learn more about Hands Only CPR, CLICK HERE.

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