Every year, more than 350,000-475,000 Americans experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), when the heart stops beating without any warning. Quality chest compressions help keep blood circulating in the body to deliver oxygen to the brain and other organs until EMS crews arrive on scene. If that does not happen, death is imminent within minutes.
While not every person who receives CPR immediately survives, someone’s chances of survival increase greatly when a bystander who witnesses a SCA event starts CPR immediately. Additionally, SCA survivors who received B-CPR have a better prognosis of surviving without brain damage or other medical problems.
LifeNet’s FREE Bystander CPR (B-CPR) & AED Use Class is designed to teach everyday people how to perform quality chest compressions and utilize an AED. The hour-long class includes a 20-minute lecture. The remaining portion of the class is hands-on practice. Practicing CPR is the most important element of the course.
LifeNet offers the FREE class to groups of 6-10 people wherever it is most convenient for the group. If a group does not have a place to hold the class, LifeNet can usually secure a location.