Navigation Links
National CPR/AED Awareness Week
Date:5/30/2008

American Red Cross encourages everyone to learn CPR/AED

WASHINGTON, May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sudden cardiac arrest claims the lives of more than 166,000 people in this country every year. Sadly, an astonishing 94 percent of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest die before reaching a hospital. If ordinary people act immediately with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), instead of just waiting for help to arrive, many thousands of lives can be saved every year.

It can take emergency personnel precious minutes to arrive on the scene. For every minute without defibrillation, a sudden cardiac arrest victim's chance of surviving drops. It is critical for as many people as possible to be trained to perform CPR and know how to use an AED until advanced help arrives.

American Red Cross training in CPR and proper use of an AED can provide people with the knowledge and confidence to respond during an emergency situation with skills that can help save a life. Red Cross recommends that at least one person in every household and place of business receive this training.

Congress has set aside June 1-7 as the first annual National CPR/AED Awareness Week to spotlight how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED. In the declaration, Congress is asking states and municipalities to make AEDs more publicly accessible. During this week, Red Cross chapters across the country will conduct CPR/AED classes and demonstrations, host events, and provide educational information on the importance of CPR and AED training. Red Cross joins the American Heart Association and National Safety Council in recognizing the significance of this week.

"American Red Cross training helps save lives at home, school and the workplace," says Scott Conner, senior vice president for American Red Cross Preparedness and Health and Safety Services. "We are committed to saving lives, one by one, and improving the quality of life in communities nationwide.",

Last year 11 million people took Red Cross health and safety training. Whether you want to be able to help a loved one at home, help someone in your work place, or use your training professionally, Red Cross can give you the knowledge and skills to be able to help. To find out more, contact your local Red Cross chapter, or call 1-800 RED CROSS. You can see photos of Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet member and Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Matt Leinart receive training, view an online tutorial demonstrating CPR and AED techniques and see video accounts of real stories of lives saved by visiting http://www.redcross.org.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The American Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency, and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit http://www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://www.redcrosschat.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Red Cross
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. International Diabetes Federation grant supports study to prevent type 2 diabetes in India
2. Xian 38 Fule Health & Advisory, LTD Lists on International OTCQX
3. Anthony Clarke, PhD Joins Alexza Pharmaceuticals as Vice President, International Development Operations
4. Minnesota, National Long Term Care Advocates: Pending Bush Medicare Cut Hurts States Rural Seniors
5. International SOS Responds to Myanmar Cyclone
6. Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)s Circle of Promise Welcomes Gabrielle Union, Lalah Hathaway, Synthia SAINT JAMES as National Ambassadors
7. Art Exhibit Honors National Cancer Survivors Day
8. International Diabetes Federation grant supports Jordanian diabetes micro-clinic project
9. Caribbean People International Collective Inc to Host 8th Annual AIDS WALK CARIBBEAN
10. National Frontline Caregiver Coalition: Bush Administration Medicare Cuts Will Undercut Rural Americas Nursing Home Care
11. The National Association For Continence and The HealthCentral Network Form Alliance to Develop New Online Resources for Patients Coping with Incontinence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/28/2017)... ... June 28, 2017 , ... Hayes, Inc., ... to announce the guest speaker lineup* for its second annual Client Symposium. Joining ... Purchaser Coalitions; Dr. Keith Fernandez of Privia Health; and Lisa Tourville of Anthem. ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... ... 28, 2017 , ... David B. Sosin, a founding partner at the law firm ... of 2nd Vice President for the Illinois State Bar Association , in accordance with ... Vice President in 2016 following a state-wide election and served in that capacity for the ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Park Systems , a leader in Atomic Force Microscopy ... attendees and Park customers on July 11, 2017 from 12-2pm at the Thirsty Bear ... CEO of Park Systems, and Prof. Krishna Saraswat , Rickey/Nielsen Professor in the ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... ... June 28, 2017 , ... Doner ... surrounding regions access to insurance assistance and financial planning services, is announcing the ... assist families in the region facing financial crisis. , Matthew 25: Ministries (M25M) ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... June 27, 2017 , ... ... appointment of Mike Finnegan to the position of Executive Vice President, Sales and ... in healthcare technology, telehealth and medical device sales leadership. He has received industry ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/14/2017)... 14, 2017 The Bio Supply Management Alliance ... of Fremont and the Biomedical Manufacturing Network ... in California by providing a ... and fostering workforce development. The primary focus of this ... start-ups, as well as small and mid-sized biomedical companies. ...
(Date:6/10/2017)... Ala. , June 9, 2017  Shane K. Burchfield, DPM, ... recognized for excellence as a Podiatrist in Alabama ... Podiatry at Family First Foot Care. He brings over 20 years ... medicine, pain management and healthcare, to his role. ... First Foot Care, PC is pleased to welcome you ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... June 8, 2017  StatLab Medical Products ... and manufacturer of diagnostic supplies for the ... Cressey & Company LP ("Cressey & Company"), ... a growth-focused investment in the Company. Cressey ... position from selling shareholder, Prairie Capital, L.P., ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: