What is CPR & Why Should You Be Certified?
CPR stands for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. It is a lifesaving skill that increases the survival rate of victims that experience cardiac arrest. CPR saves lives! During an emergency situation where a victim has stopped breathing, CPR skills would come in handy. Each year, nearly 400,000 people in the United States suffer out-of hospital cardiac arrest. Less than 8% of those who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survive. Less than 1/3 of the casualties who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive bystander CPR. Immediate care that includes effective CPR can double or triple a casualty’s chance of survival. CPR attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen going to the brain and other vital organs. CPR is an emergency practice which consists of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration. Within minutes, no oxygen will cause severe damage to the organs such as brain damage and will ultimately result in death. An emergency can happen anywhere and everywhere- in your home, church, school, place of employment, at the grocery store, at the park… You never know- but you can always be prepared. American CPR Training® is America's Favorite CPR, AED & First Aid Training™ ... ½ the Time, ½ the Price, and TWICE the Fun!™ which provides CPR certification training that is affordable and convenient. Taking one of our courses would help you prepare to become a lifesaver anywhere you may be.