“In every CPR class, you’re taught, even before you do anything, you call 911″

Recently at a New York City high school, a high school student choked and died.  According to the story in the Daily News, there was a 14 minute delay from when the choking occurred until 911 was called. If true, it would be a shame that no bystander was able to act, but the following quote from a CPR trainer resonated when I read it:

“In every CPR class, you’re taught, even before you do anything, you call 911,” said Chris Schlesinger, whose firm In Home CPR conducts trainings for the American Heart Association. “There should not have been a 14-minute delay.”

Should you find yourself in an emergency situation, that is a simple thing to remember and the first thing you should do.

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