CPR/AED Awareness Week: Every Second Counts

2018 Photo by Dennis Drenner/American Red Cross

June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. The American Red Cross, along with other National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative members, is stressing that every second counts in cardiac arrest and people can save lives by knowing how to perform CPR and use an AED.

If someone goes into sudden cardiac arrest, their heart suddenly stops beating, stopping blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. More than 1,600 people suffer cardiac arrest every day in the United States, so if you see someone collapse without warning, know your ‘Cardiac Arrest 1-2-3.’

The best way to prepare when every second counts is to take a First Aid/CPR/AED course: https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class

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