The Need for First Aid and CPR Certification:
Basic First Aid and CPR are critical skills that every American should have. To be prepared for any emergency, knowing when to perform CPR is crucial to a victim’s survival. Acting quickly and calmly with proper training can make the difference between life and death in an emergency like a cardiac arrest.
Did you know that more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen every year across the U.S? A cardiac arrest victim can die within eight minutes. If they receive CPR within the first two minutes, their chance of survival increases dramatically. Quick action and using proper basic first aid and CPR techniques will save lives.
Without certification, you won’t have the skills needed to save a life when it’s needed most. The best way to ensure that you can step into an emergency and perform CPR or basic first aid actions is to get your certification. (more…)