Are you a parent, grandparent, or caregiver?
Are you prepared to give first responder care in the case of an emergency?
According to the American Red Cross, there are nearly 800,000 people each year who have their first heart attack, and an additional 470,000 people each year who have another heart attack. Recognizing the signals of a heart attack, calling 911, and knowing how to give immediate care in an emergency saves lives! The faster you recognize a cardiac emergency and take action, the better the chance of survival.
The heart is only about the size of a fist, yet it pumps blood throughout your entire body, and beats more than 3 billion times in an average lifetime. The number one cause of heart attack or cardiac arrest (when the heart stops beating entirely) in adults is coronary heart disease, which is when arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become hard and narrow. The most common signal of a heart attack is persistent chest pain, discomfort, or pressure that lasts longer than 3-5 minutes, that goes away and comes back, or that continues even during rest.
In just one day you could gain the skills you need to respond in an emergency and save the life of someone you love!
By becoming certified in American Red Cross First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator), you will learn how to care for burns and cuts, what to do when someone is choking or becomes unconscious, how to handle a cardiac or breathing emergency, and much more!
Check for coming American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED Course trainings through American Training here.