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CPR Certification

 

In the event of a disaster, emergency medical response may be delayed because of the remoteness of your home or by adverse conditions, such as roads blocked by floodwater or debris. While precious minutes slip by, your emergency training could mean the difference between life and death. 

 

Properly administered first aid or CPR can help stabilize an injured or ailing family member until help arrives. Make sure at least one family member is trained in first aid and CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator. It could save a life.

 

Who should take this course?
CPR and Basic First Aid courses are designed to accommodate those people wishing to learn Basic Life Support. Individuals in health-related fields, care-providers for children or the elderly and people involved with athletics will especially benefit from the cognitive skills gained in our courses, but anyone who wishes to be prepared for an emergency situation should consider learning CPR.

 

Is CPR difficult to learn?
CPR consists of knowledge and skills, both of which can be learned by almost any able-bodied person, adult or teenager. It is important, however, to pay close attention to the specifics of all instructions when taking the course.

 

Can I be sued if I perform CPR incorrectly?
In most states private citizens are protected by the Good Samaritan Law which states, in general terms, that unless you are a professional physician and have demonstrated gross negligence while performing rescue efforts, you may not be sued by the victim.

 

Your local Red Cross chapter offers courses to help you and your family prepare for emergencies. Your local Red Cross chapter is aware of the hazards that can happen in the area where you live and work, and can provide you with presentations and information that will help you learn how to keep your family and co-workers safe when disaster strikes.

 

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