The first week of June is dedicated to spotlighting how lives can be saved if more people know CPR and how to properly use an AED. Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, an approved American Heart Association Training Center, is offering lifesaving classes as part of the awareness.
The Heartsaver CPR/AED & First Aid class, which is designed for anyone with little or no medical training, is scheduled at CRMC in Crosby from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, and Thursday, June 30. In the course, participants learn how to provide first aid and CPR and use an automated external defibrillator in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The fee is $50 for each course, or $80 for both CPR and First Aid.
Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. About 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.
An array of individual and group classes is offered by CRMC to help people be prepared for a lifesaving emergency. For more information or to register, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-546-4367.