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CPR, BLS, ACLS, and Pediatric First-aid Courses Are Offered to the Public Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area: Learn 5 Reasons Why People Are Reluctant to Learn CPR.
Date:3/27/2013

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2013

In 2007, Congress designated the first week of June as National CPR/AED Week in order to bring attention to the importance of CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) training to save a friend, family member, or coworker in case of a life threatening emergency. Many people are reluctant to spend a few hours to learn these life-saving skills for a variety of reasons. In celebration National CPR/AED Week, Safety Training Seminars has developed a list of the top 5 reasons why people are reluctant to take a CPR training class.

1. Written tests are stressful
This is a valid excuse for a lot of people. In the past, CPR classes were very stressful with strict classes and long written tests. However, the American Heart Association classes are designed around a watch and practice classroom session. Also, the written test is optional in the Heartsaver CPR and First-aid classes.

2. Liability
Every state in the USA has Good Samaritan laws which protect the rescuer from liability while performing CPR or First-aid on a victim. These laws were designed to protect the rescuer in the event of a lawsuit. Even though there are no cases of anyone being successfully sued after performing CPR, you can protect yourself further by following these simple rules:
a. Only provide care up to your training level. Do not perform an emergency tracheotomy
b. Get professional help for the victim. Remember to have someone call 911.
c. Do not demand payment for your services after you save someone who was choking.

3. Transmission of disease
Many people do not want to learn CPR since they would have to breath into another person’s mouth. The American Heart Association has developed a method for this situation called Hands Only CPR. In lieu of actually breathing into the victim’s mouth, the rescuer can just perform CPR compressions until the ambulance arrives on the scene. Also, there are many different types of CPR masks that are available to use on a victim such as pocket, keychain, or bag valve masks.

4. Causing more injury
Would be rescuers are worried about injuring a victim while performing CPR. It is possible that the victim could sustain an injury while CPR is being performed such as broken ribs, punctured lungs, or other internal injuries. However, if the heart is not beating, that means the brain is not receiving oxygenated blood. This situation will lead to brain death within 4-6 minutes. Ribs can heal, but the brain will die without oxygenated blood. Injury is better than death.

5. Where are classes offered?
Safety Training Seminars provides American Heart Association CPR, BLS, & First-aid certification courses throughout the Bay Area such as: Redwood City, San Jose, and San Francisco. Also, the American Heart Association has a website that lists many CPR training courses from private companies across the USA.

Be prepared. Celebrate National CPR/AED week in June by taking an American Heart Association CPR/AED class.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10566968.htm.


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