According to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or their training has significantly lapsed. Performing Hands-Only™ CPR on adults who suddenly collapse can more than double their chance of survival, the association says.
Certified CPR instructors Laura Jones, RN, and Barbara Hunsinger, RN, from Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), will teach free Hands-Only CPR classes for members of the community, ages 10 and up.
The classes will be held at the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton, 50 Moisey Drive, Hazleton, on the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. This month’s class will be held on Wednesday, July 18.
Community clubs and organizations are encouraged to attend. Please call ahead to secure your registration as a group.
“Life is precious and with Hands-Only CPR you have a chance to save a life. It could be that of a loved one or a total stranger, but just doing the compresses gives that person the chance to live,” says Jones.
“Keep the beat, everyone can learn Hands-Only CPR,” says Hunsinger.
Please call 1-888-402-LVHN (5846) to register or for more information.
(Information from Lisa Marie Halecky Community Relations Specialist)