Here are 5 really good reasons to learn CPR: You might save someone’s life. You may save the life of someone close to you. 80% of cardiac arrests happen at home. You’ll be smarter. By the end of your class, you’ll know more than you did when you started. You’ll be more confident. You’ll know[…]
Awareness of hands-only CPR is being raised through a series of clever ads starring well-known personalities. Earlier this year, the British Heart Foundation released an instructional video aimed at British audiences starring actor, soccer star Vinnie Jones. The American Heart Association originally released their hands-only CPR video starring Ken Jeong in 2011. Ken Jeong is not only an[…]
Chicago CPR Now is a well-reviewed CPR training service and provides an online class finder tool and class calendar to find a CPR class in Chicago. Their classes provide American Heart Association Heartsaver certified CPR/AED (and optionally First Aid) training, are about 4 hours long, and cost $45. Couples Day Discount Chicago CPR also offers a discounted[…]
The American Heart Association and the American Red Cross both provide easy to use search tools to help you find a CPR class online in your area. American Heart Association The Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) class finder at the American Heart Association is easy to use, and, for those in urban areas, provides lots of options on[…]
When I received my CPR certification training earlier this year, our instructor described hands-only CPR as the method to use when a face shield (used for protection while giving rescue breaths) is unavailable. She said that this was a new component of the training program. It turns out that hands-only CPR is a relatively recent[…]
The Fire Department of New York offers free CPR training in New York City. The 45 minute classes, called “CPR-To Go” are held once a month at different public libraries around the city. CPR certification isn’t provided; instead the “primary goal is to raise awareness of the important of immediate action in response to sudden[…]
Actor and athlete Vinnie Jones shows how hard and fast hands-only CPR can help save the life of someone who’s had a heart attack in this public service video from the British Heart Foundation. The video advises that the first thing to do is call emergency services (in the US, of course, call 911).