What can you do in two hours? You could watch a movie. You could clean the basement. Or you could learn to save a life.
Beaumont is giving the community a chance to learn CPR, part of its Family & Friends CPR course. It utilizes American Heart Association techniques, providing participants with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.
“Learning CPR could ultimately save someone you love,” says Lesley Ciaverilla, CPR instructor, Beaumont Health System. “Anyone can learn CPR, and everyone should. Survival rate for people with cardiac arrest outside of a hospital is less than 8 percent.”
That's especially true when you learn that 80 percent of cardiac arrests happen at home, according to the American Heart Association. When CPR is administered immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, it can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival.
The Family & Friends CPR course teaches lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only® CPR; child CPR with breaths; adult and child Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use; infant CPR; and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant.
The Family & Friends CPR course is for practically anyone who wants to possibly save a life, but does not need to be certified in CPR.
Two sessions are planned in the coming weeks: One on Thursday, April 12, and the other on Thursday, June 14. Both classes will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Beaumont Bon Brae Center, located at 22300 Bon Brae, in St. Clair Shores.
The fee is $30. For a complete list of classes or to register, visit https://classes.beaumont.edu/ or call 800-633-7377.
Visit Beaumont’s website at www.beaumont.edu.