During the holidays, one in four people will be in a situation where live saving skills such as CPR are required. Are you the one in four who is capable of administering CPR to save the life of a friend or family member?
CPR can save lives when administered properly and immediately to sudden cardiac arrest victims. The life you save with CPR is most likely to be someone you love or know. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur.
During a cardiac emergency, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. Because of this, the Red Cross CPR Certifications are valid for only two years. So every two years, people who are CPR Certified must renew their certification.
To register for a class in your community, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/takeaclass.