CPR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest.
CPR is important to keeping the blood flow active – even partially – extends the opportunity for a successful resuscitation once trained medical staff arrive on site.
CPR is a critical step in the AHA’s Chain of Survival. The term Chain of Survival provides a useful metaphor for the elements of the ECC systems concept.
The course offered by Brother Tom Zenk and his wife Heather provides the recipient with the skills needed to identify when an individual is going into cardiac distress and is in need of medical attention. The training also teaches participants the skills needed to assist the individual in need and help until medical professionals can arrive on scene. The course is also certified with the American Heart association and has a two (2) year certificate before it would need to be renewed.
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