The Life You Save Is Most Likely Going To Be…

your child, spouse, parent or a friend

CPR FOR LIFE ~Meet Your Merchant

Did you know that every 90 seconds someone dies of sudden cardiac arrest?

Four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home or at work and statistically, the life you save is more than likely going to be your child, spouse, parent or a friend.

As a mom, I cannot imagine a more nightmarish existence than to have lost my own child because I did not know how to save them – and all because I chose not to take a few hours to educate myself when there was ample opportunity to do so.

Now is the time to call Lori Quin at CPR FOR Life in Chardon! Give a few hours of your time and learn effective CPR/AED. You could save a life!

I have always worked in healthcare,” says Lori. “I worked in respiratory therapy for three years and have been involved with healthcare ever since. I love working with people, and it is extremely satisfying to know I can help someone feel confident enough to perform CPR and possibly save a life. What could be more rewarding than that!

Heartbeat

400,000 people die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. SCA causes the heart’s normal heart rhythm to suddenly become chaotic. The heart can no longer pump the blood effectively and the victim collapses, stops breathing, becomes unresponsive, and has no detectable pulse. SCA can strike anyone, anytime. Children, teenagers, athletes, and older people can all have SCAs. Although the risk of SCA increases with age and in people with heart problems, a large percentage of the victims are people with no known risk factors.

“I always feel very invigorated after teaching a class and seeing people learn this. They are so excited to know they are now equipped to help a person in need. The best is when they tell me they never learned this so well before and how much they enjoyed the class!”

“I always feel very invigorated after teaching a class and seeing people learn this. They are so excited to know they are now equipped to help a person in need. The best is when they tell me they never learned this so well before and how much they enjoyed the class!”

How much time do I have to respond if someone has a sudden cardiac arrest?

Only minutes. CPR will buy a little more time until an AED – automated external defibrillator – arrives. Defibrillate within three minutes and the chances of survival are 70 percent. After 10 minutes, the chances of survival are negligible. SCA ultimately requires a shock to restore a normal heart rhythm. As a result, most CPR training now also includes AED training which delivers that necessary shock. AEDs are designed to allow non-medical personnel save lives.

I remember feeling very intimidated when I attended my first course that incorporated their use, but that was totally alleviated afterward. They really are a simple device that any parent or employee can learn to operate – and the easy to implement instructions are right inside the case. AEDs are located in most public places and offices. Keeping one at home is also highly encouraged.

If it’s been a while since you have taken a course, you may have learned the ABC method: Airway, Breathing, and Compression. Now the method is CAB. Emphasis is on compressions first, then open the airway and give breaths.

What about choking?

How many of us have either experienced this ourselves or been present when someone else has? “Learning to help a person who is choking is also provided in my classes,” says Lori. “You will learn the Heimlich and how to use it on adults, children, pregnant women, and overweight individuals. Also, how to help an infant who is choking.”

You will find Lori to be a very genuine, caring person when you call. For you parents out there, I would highly encourage you to set up a class where you invite other neighbors and your babysitters to attend. Five attendees is all that is necessary for Lori to come out and train. You will feel so much more prepared should the unthinkable happen and be able to enjoy your date nights a lot more as well knowing that your sitter is well-equipped to handle an emergency.

“Making the time to learn CPR just might be the most important few hours you spend. I hope you never have to use it, but if the need arises to save the life of someone you work with, your spouse, your child, a parent, a friend, or a stranger – the value of this training will be immeasurable.”

“Making the time to learn CPR just might be the most important few hours you spend. I hope you never have to use it, but if the need arises to save the life of someone you work with, your spouse, your child, a parent, a friend, or a stranger – the value of this training will be immeasurable.”

Lori is an American Heart Association certified instructor. She will come to your place of business with five or more people signed up and holds classes at her facility in Chardon as well.

“I work hard, I give a great class, and I enjoy what I do!” says Lori. No doubt about that – just one phone call and you will feel her enthusiasm!

Classes include:

  • Heartsaver (basic CPR) Adult,Child,Infant/AED/Choking
  • BLS (healthcare provider) Adult,Child,Infant/AED/Choking
  • First Aid

CPR FOR LIFE
Exceptional CPR/AED and First Aid Training
serving northeastern Ohio
440-251-0572
cprforlifeohio@gmail.com

Check the website for more helpful information and the calendar to see available times.

Geauga News
Author: Geauga News