Are You Certified?

Witnessing someone go into cardiac arrest can be a terrifying experience.   The family members of survivors consistently express feeling unprepared and unable to effectively help their loved ones.  These feelings are validated by the facts.  The facts are that 92% of people who experience sudden cardiac arrest don’t make it.  However, having someone on hand who can perform CPR can double or even triple their chances of survival.   Are you certified?

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  CPR is a combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing that, when done properly, can restore oxygen circulation to the brain.  In an emergency situation, the administration of CPR can be life saving.  The restoration of oxygen circulation can not only save a life, but can prevent permanent, irreparable brain damage.  If you are not CPR certified, the American Heart Association has great resources.  You can find a class or simply find more information.


Ciji Dodds
Miss International 2011


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