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Are you the weakest link?

In Cool Ideas, CPR and First Aid, High Touch on August 27, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Call 911, administer CPR, learn to use an AED, and get a patient quickly into the hands of medical professionals.

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, every year over three quarters of a million Americans have a first coronary attack. And nearly another half million who have already had one or more coronary attacks have yet another attack.

In 2010, coronary heart disease alone was projected to cost the United States $108.9 billion.  This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.

Q: So what can you do to combat or mitigate these problems?

A: Learn how to properly give CPR, use an AED, and administer basic first aid.

With luck you may never need to use these skills.  But if you do need to come to the aid of a loved one, friend, or even a stranger … Will you be ready?

CPR “dummies” are used to teach life saving techniques. Check with the local American Red Cross for classes near you.

Infant-sized “dummies” are used to teach CPR and first aid to people of all ages — aspiring baby sitters, life guards, teachers, factory workers, and retired military work with the INFANTRY.

 

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  1. John– Great reminder. I have my card current! (But the three little babies are a little creepy). Jim

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    johnleskodotbiz posted: ” Call 911, administer CPR, learn to use an AED, and get a patient quickly into the hands of medical professionals.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, every”

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