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June 1-7 National CPR and AED Awareness Week

06/04/2019 11:48 AM | Anonymous

Every second counts in cardiac arrest and people can save lives by knowing how to perform CPR and use an AED.

If someone goes into sudden cardiac arrest, their heart suddenly stops beating, stopping blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.  More than 1,600 people suffer cardiac arrest every day in the U.S.  So if you see someone collapse without warning, know your "Cardiac Arrest 1-2-3" .

  1. Call 911
  2. Start CPR
  3. Use an AED

You'll find additional information and can enter your zip code to find training in your area by going to the CPR and AED training section of the Red Cross website.

The free Red Cross First Aid App provides users with instant access to information on sudden cardiac arrest, performing CPR and other emergencies. 

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