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Monday, November 25, 2013

Got 2 minutes? Got 2 hands? Save a Life!

Medic Engineer Aguilera teaching proper CPR placement
Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens nearly 300,000 times each year in the United States. Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating. Without blood pumping through the body, the brain stops working, which causes the victim to collapse and become unresponsive. The longer that there is no blood pumping in the body, the less likely the victim is to survive.Pushing hard and fast on the center of the chest can help keep vital organs alive until the Yucaipa Fire and Paramedic Department, and the American Medical Response ambulance arrive to continue patient care and transport. Hands Only CPR by the public has been proven to be as effective as standard CPR.
Survival from cardiac arrest decreases by 7 to 10 percent for every minute that passes without chest compressions. This means that YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE by calling 911, starting chest compressions immediately, and continuing until arrival of rescue crews.We want to help train you how to SAVE A LIFE! For more information about Hands Only CPR, CPR training for adults and children, first aid, and other health related issues check online at Also for smart phones check out “Pocket First Aid and CPR” smart phone apps for Apple and Android are also available for $1.99 at iTunes, and Play Store.
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