Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs – is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital setting in the United States.
When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. In fact, CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.
hero_image_alt_text===A picture of a mans arms practicing CPR on a mannequin
thumbnail_alt_text===A picture of a mans arms practicing CPR on a mannequin
Unfortunately, cardiac arrests aren’t on hold during this pandemic.
In today’s environment of Stay-At-Home and Shelter-In-Place orders, it is critical that we continue to help people learn hands-only CPR. During CPR Week, June 1-7, the American Heart Association is committed to raising awareness and knowledge or hands-only CPR in our community. That is why we would like to invite you to join us Friday June 5th, from 12-12:30 pm, for an online hands-only CPR demo. Led by experts this event will provide the information that people need to save a life, while in the safety of their home.
If you can’t join us live but would like to view the demo at a later time go ahead and register and you will receive a link to the recording about a week after the event and can do it at a time that works better for you.