Do you have the skills it takes to save a life? According to the American Heart Association, the majority of Americans don’t know how to perform CPR — or don’t know how to perform it correctly. The American Heart Association has long been a proponent of CPR education for people of all ages and has been actively pursuing compulsory training for high school students across the US. CPR and safety advocates hope that Florida will join the other Southern states in making resuscitation training mandatory for high school students.
One hour of training delivers a lifetime of results:
While the effects of CPR training can be life altering – even kids trained in emergency resuscitation efforts can provide lifesaving care in an emergency – it doesn’t take long to learn. Most teens and adults can acquire the skills needed to correctly perform CPR in about an hour, according to the American Heart Association. While you can’t become certified in an hour, the hands on training needed to become comfortable with compressions and coping with an emergency can be a true lifesaver.
Familiarity increases comfort and skill:
The chance to spend some time learning in a classroom setting with realistic CPR dummies boosts confidence and skills in a short period of time. CPR mannequins come in a variety of sizes and allow kids and teens the chance to practice skills in a real life setting without the pressure of an emergency situation. Learning the correct technique and the proper tempo and rhythm using a mannequin builds confidence and will hopefully create a generation of kids equipped with useful, lifesaving skills.
The life you save may be someone you know
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for Americans, and most people experiencing heart problems do so in their own homes. The ability to perform basic lifesaving tasks could help cut down on the number of tragedies in Florida – one of the worst states in the nation for heart related deaths – and in other locations as well.
The skills needed to save a life can be acquired in a shockingly short amount of time and provide a lifetime of benefits for the entire family. If you are ready to become one of the competent 30% who know how to act quickly and save a life in the event of an emergency, the experts at LifesaverEd.com are ready to help you get started. Contact us or follow our blog for the latest in heart health and safety.