Would you know what to do if you were in a restaurant, at the grocery store, or at home and someone suddenly collapsed? The American Heart Association (AHA) reports that when someone stops breathing or their heart stops beating, they can survive for only 4 to 6 minutes before lack of oxygen results in brain damage or death.
By doing CPR you can extend that time by artificially circulating oxygen to the brain. Harris County Emergency Corps is hosting a free CPR and First-Aid course on April 23, 2016 from 9 am – 1 pm at 2800 Aldine Bender Rd.
When a person suffers from cardiac arrest, they have a few short minutes before brain damage, organ damage, or even death occurs. Rescue breathing coupled with chest compressions buys the victim the time that may be required to save their life. AHA reports that 70 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home. In cardiac arrest, every minute counts. Registration is closed. Check our online calendar for future training opportunities. https://www.hcec.com/outreach-education/online-class-booking/