June 5, 2012
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National CPR and AED Awareness Week
Established in 2007, National CPR and AED Awareness week is June 1-7 of each year. According to the American Red Cross, 25 percent of Americans have been in a situation where someone needed CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). If you were one of those people, would you know how to react?
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death, and CPR can save a life. During this week of awareness, the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association are encouraging all to take part in CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training, including hands-only CPR. All American Red Cross trainings come with a two-year certification, and it’s easy to find a course near you.