CPR and AED Awareness Week

Posted by Andrew on 6/3/2019 to Emergency Care
CPR and AED Awareness Week

Did you know that you can save a life?

June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week, which helps remind people that every second counts in a cardiac arrest situation, and people can save lives by knowing how to properly perform CPR and operate an AED.

Why Learn CPR?

A cardiac arrest is an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat and disrupts the flow of blood to the body. It’s a leading cause of death in the U.S. with over 350,000 occurring every year.

According to the American Heart Association, about 90% of people die if they suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital. However, if CPR is performed promptly, a victim’s likelihood of survival can double or even triple. Unfortunately, less than half of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive the immediate help they need before professional help arrives.

Earlier this year, staff at an Illinois middle school reacted promptly to a collapsed student. Using their CPR training and a school AED unit, they were able to save the student’s life, and now he's able to attend school again. These are the kinds of stories we like to hear about!

Get trained in CPR and AEDs

In addition to our step-by-step CPR guide, we offer weekend training classes in CPR and AEDs. Our network of professional emergency safety personnel teaches safety classes to individuals, EMS departments, government agencies, businesses, schools and families.

Our live, hands-on CPR training courses include:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for adults, children, and infants.
  • Comprehensive lesson on rescue breathing techniques, airway obstruction, and choking prevention.
  • Basic lesson in the physiology and anatomy of the heart and lungs.
  • Recognition & treatment of cardiopulmonary emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes.
  • A summary review about blood borne pathogen emergencies, personal protection, and Good Samaritan laws.
  • A comprehensive AED/Adult CPR student workbook and a 2-year student certification card.

Did you know that music can saves lives too? People are more likely to remember the correct rate if it’s to the beat of a famous song. So if you’re unsure of how to perform CPR, think of:

  • “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees
  • “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
  • “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira
  • “Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash

If you need materials for CPR or AED training, now is the right time to stock up! Our website sale this week only offers $250 off all AEDs, and 15% off select CPR manikin products. Not sure which AED is right for you? Check out our AED comparison page for all the answers.

If you’re already trained on CPR and AEDs, then inspire others to learn the life-saving techniques as well! Post of a photo of a cardiac arrest survivor on social media and use #CPRSavesLives to promote the cause to your friends and family. It’s an easy way to be an advocate for your community.


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