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HHS HealthBeat (September 17, 2012)

CPR Training

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CPR Training Opportunities

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Nicholas Garlow with HHS HealthBeat.

It can happen anywhere – someone suddenly falls into cardiac arrest. CPR training prepares you to step in possibly save someone. You should be trained every two years. It’s one class that teaches you how to recognize a life-threatening emergency, use a defibrillator, and relieve choking in a safe and timely way.

Sandra Dantzler is a nurse coordinator for FedStrive at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“Are they responsive? If not, someone needs to call 9-1-1. When that’s under control, you come back to the person and you start compressions. And if that’s all you do, you’re going to help save their life.” (13 seconds)

Cardiac arrest can occur as a result of heart failure, electronic shock, or drowning. 

You can learn more about CPR training from the American Heart Association and the Red Cross.

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HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Nicholas Garlow.

Last revised: September 21, 2012