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2009-03-27 | District To Offer FREE Friends & Family CPR Class

Would you know what to do if a friend of family member suffered an unexpected heart attack in an out of hospital setting?  If you answered no, you’re not alone – many individuals have either never taken a CPR class or have not received instruction in many years. 

 

St. Charles County Ambulance District, in partnership with the American Heart Association, is offering area individuals a chance to learn the steps of CPR at no cost.  The District will offer a FREE Friends & Family CPR course at its training center on Saturday, April 25 at 9 a.m.  The class will run approximately two hours, and will cover CPR for adults and children, as well as relief of choking. 

 

Registration is limited to 20 individuals.  To add your name to the list, please call 636-441-1354.  Registrations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.  Please note that Friends & Family CPR is designed for the general public – no completion cards are issued. 

 

Every day in the United States, approximately 900 individuals suffer sudden cardiac death.  According to the American Heart Association, early CPR, when paired with defibrillation and early advanced care, can greatly increase a patient’s chances of survival.