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Are you prepared to save a life?

Jun 15, 2016

According to the American Heart Association, over 350,000 cardiac arrests occur in the United States each year.  Unfortunately, about 90% of the victims die due to bystanders not knowing how to perform CPR.  When a victim is unresponsive and not breathing normally, CPR should be started as soon as possible and an AED should be located.  For every minute that passes without CPR performed or an AED used, the chances of survival decrease up to 10%.  AEDs are found many places—in shopping centers, businesses, schools, churches, and on airplanes.  It is important to know where the AED is located where you work and the places you frequent often.  They should be clearly marked.  Using an AED is very straightforward because the AED’s audio prompts will walk you through exactly what to do.  It automatically reads the heart and will only shock a victim that needs it.  With more people trained in CPR and AEDs being more readily available in public places, the survival rate for cardiac arrests will increase. 

Learn how to correctly perform CPR and obtain hands-on experience with a AED trainer through one of National Safety Council, Nebraska’s First Aid, CPR, & AED classes.  You also have the convince of taking the class from your home by signing up for Online First Aid, CPR & AED (skills testing is required).  Visit www.safenebraska.org or call 402-896-0454 for more information.  



Category :  Community Safety


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