Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Learn CPR.

Imagine that a friend or family member has a heart attack in your presence. Would you know what to do? Yes, call 911. But what else? Would you be able to keep your loved one alive until the paramedics arrive? 80% of heart attacks occur in the home and are witnessed by a family member. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can be learned and used by almost anyone and it doubles the survival rate from a heart attack.

The American Heart Association just released new guidelines for CPR that make it even faster and easier for you to learn this lifesaving technique. Here are three ways you can learn CPR and be prepared to save the life of a stranger or someone you love:

* Take a class from the American Heart Association. Just enter your ZIP code to find a course near you.

* Take a class from your local chapter of the Red Cross. There are chapter all over the world.

* Order a kit from the American Heart Association and learn CPR in your home on your own schedule.

Why not get a group of friends together and take a class? Or order the kit and learn CPR with your family. Be prepared. You never know whose life you will be able to save.

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." - Confucius


Karama said...

Just FYI, So what can I do was selected as Red Orbit Blog of the Day. Thank Red Orbit!

Karama said...

Also, So what can I do was recently reviewed by The Weblog Review. Enjoy!

Janice said...

I read about you and your blog in the Sunday paper. Good job! Amazing how many ideas you have come up with for your blog. Well done!

Karama said...

Welcome Janice! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to So what can I do. There are so many ways we can all make a positive difference. Let us know which ones you try and how they work out. We're looking forward to hearing from you. Stop by again soon, and spread the word!

Karama said...

BTW, here is the article to which Janice is referring.

Janice said...

One thing I have done so far is to send ecards from the site.

Karama said...

Great, Janice! Isn't is nice to know that someone will eat because of your efforts? Keep it up and let us know how it goes.

Karama said...

And check out this April 2008 post to learn Hands-Only CPR.