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Originally posted January 10, 2012
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There are three reasons why you need to learn CPR! Cardiovascular disease is very common -- it's the #1 killer in the US and in Oklahoma. Heart attacks can happen suddenly, especially if you and your family have one or more risk factors (family history, overweight, poor diet, smoking, etc.).
Most medical emergencies occur in a person's home. If your family and friends don't know CPR, life can be lost in mere minutes while waiting for help to arrive. CPR buys time for the victim. Once the heart stops beating, brain death can occur in 4 to 6 minutes. Performing CPR provides oxygen to the brain and other vital organs to give the victim the best chance of full recovery after EMS takes over.
If immediate CPR is given and a defibrillator is used within the first few minutes following sudden cardiac arrest, the person's chance of survival doubles. If you know CPR, you might be the person that saves someone’s life!
Classes will be held at Grove Elementary - Enrollment deadline is January 25
February 9, 16, 23 & March 1
Instructor: Sally Eastham R.N.