|We are offering FREE CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) training session on July 24 Chai & Just Chat from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the The Community Room at Johns Creek Fire Station #62 near Shakerag Park in collaboration with the Johns Creek Fire Department. Seating is limited. Registration is required for the CPR session. click the link to register.
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is an emergency procedure in which the heart and lungs are made to work by manually compressing the chest overlying the heart and forcing air into the lungs. CPR is used to maintain circulation when the heart stops pumping, usually because of disease, drugs, or trauma.
The benefits of knowing CPR
CPR is an important skill that everyone should learn. You do not need to be a medical professional to know or use CPR. You never know when you may need this skill to save someone you love or to be a hero to a stranger.
Knowing CPR empowers you to help someone in need. For parents this is especially true. Children younger than 5 tend to put objects in their mouths, and this behavior can lead to choking. Choking is a leading cause of death in this age group. Knowing what to do and how to perform CPR allows you to act quickly.
Situations may arise when you come across someone whose breathing or heart has stopped. Immediate action with CPR is the most effective way to save that individual, as an ambulance may not arrive for minutes. Providing CPR could mean the difference between life and death for someone who's unconscious. Ref:livestrong.com
Participants should wear relaxed, comfortable clothing. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate of recognition by the Johns Creek Fire Department.