You can be a Heartsaver too!  Help us help others by learning CPR!  St. Matthews Fire & EMS personnel, who are certified AHA instructors, are coming to the Lyndon fire house on Saturday, September 22, 2018, to teach the American Heart Association’s “Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course.  The class will run from 8 AM to 2 PM in the station’s classroom.

CPR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest. In one year alone, 475,000 Americans die from a cardiac arrest. Globally, cardiac arrest claims more lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, influenza, pneumonia, auto accidents, HIV, firearms, and house fires combined.

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.  If interested in helping us help others by learning CPR, then please register by calling (502) 893-7825.  You may also register by sending an email to Bailey@stmatthewsfd.com.  The cost of this course, which includes student workbook and course completion card, is $60.

 

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