Friday, April 18, 2008

CPR Saturday Success!

CPR Saturday was held on April 12 and it was a big success. More than 60 people from the community took the free classes, which were presented by the Vol State Center of Emphasis in partnership with Tennessee Donor Services and Sumner Regional Health Systems.

The American Heart Association says that immediate bystander CPR plus defibrillation, within 3-5 minutes of a collapse, can improve chances for survival. Sudden cardiac death from coronary heart disease occurs over 900 times per day in the United States. The risk in adults is estimated to be about 1 per 1,000 adults 35 years of age and older per year.

“CPR Saturday” is designed to teach the basics of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. It’s perfect for beginners or those who haven’t had a class in a number of years. The Family & Friends CPR program teaches participants how to perform CPR in adults, children, and infants and how to help an adult, child, or infant who is choking.

These folks took the class and here is what they had to say:

Cindy Landskson “Info was well presented. Instructors gave many opportunities to ask and adequately address questions.”

Tina Nash Raymer “Ted and Dave did a great job with the CPR class. I would highly recommend it to others. It was very informative and lots of fun at the same time.”

Brent Yelle “Fun and informative! The instructors explained how to perform CPR very well.”

Jenny Yelle “I feel that if someone needed CPR, I would not feel helpless. I could save a life. I hope that the public athletic facilities are all equipped with AED’s.”

Posted by Eric. Vol State. Volunteer State Community College.

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