Why Become CPR Certified

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Families and communities look out for each other. Learning CPR gives you the power to be prepared for an emergency — and it’s probably easier than you think.

Most people who suffer a cardiac arrest end up dying because they don’t receive medical attention fast enough. But if more people knew how to administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), more lives would be saved every day!

CPR keeps somebody’s heart pumping until emergency responders arrive. Here’s a video that shows how you can administer CPR with just your hands.

If you’re considering becoming CPR-certified, here are some facts you should know:

You’ll have the power to save a life.
By getting your CPR certification, you’re giving yourself the power to save a life at work, at home or out in the community.

You’ll be setting a good example as a community leader.
A good leader looks out for others and accepts responsibility for the people he or she cares about. Advocate for classes to be held at work, schools and churches or at a local community center to gather as many people as possible for the largest safety network.

Classes last between two and five hours and are packed with information.
Trained CPR educators will help you every step of the way, with demonstrations, videos and workbooks. You’ll become CPR-certified for up to two years.

You’ll learn how to handle an emergency situation.
CPR classes will teach you how to properly handle emergency situations so you can stay calm and help until emergency responders arrive.

You’ll have expert resources to protect your family.
Most CPR classes include First Aid and AED (automatic external defibrillator) training. You’ll gain the right tools to protect loved ones in an emergency medical situation.

Find a CPR course near you by clicking HERE. For more information on CPR, visit heart.org.

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