Monday, April 18, 2011

Family and Friends CPR Anytime

Monday, May 23 at 7:00 pm

Did you know that almost 80% of cardiac arrests happen at home? Would you know how to administer life-saving CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) that could double or triple the person's chances of survival? The American Heart Association has developed the Family and Friends CPR Anytime Program to make learning the basic skills of CPR easy, convenient and affordable. With the CPR Anytime kit, anyone can learn the essential procedures in just 22 minutes. The Heart Association's goal is to bring CPR training into the homes of families everywhere and to encourage everyone to become familiar with the procedure. For her Girl Scout project, Harshitha Mannam will present an instructional DVD about the learning kit and explain the new procedures for CPR. Under the guidance of the American Heart Association, she has become thoroughly familiar with the advantages of this innovative program. Those who attend the class will receive a free CPR Anytime kit to take home to practice or to teach others. The kit contains a DVD and an inflatable mannekin. The class does not provide certification but does teach a valuable and life-saving skill.

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