National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1-7 each year spotlighting how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED.
Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the U.S. According to the American Heart Association, about 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.
We invite you to celebrate National CPR and AED Awareness Week in your community:
CPR & AED Awareness Week resources https://cpr.heart.org/en/training-programs/cpr-and-aed-awareness/cpr-and-aed-awareness-week?utm_source=cprfa_marketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cprweek
Now more than ever, it’s important to learn Hands-Only CPR, as many people are staying at home and working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. If a cardiac arrest occurs at home, then a household member is likely to be the rescuer.
In just 90 seconds, you can learn the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR. Click here to watch the Hands-Only CPR video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4ACYp75mjU Please take the time to watch the video June 1-7, and share the link with your community, family and friends using the hashtag #CPRSavesLives.
Celebrate National CPR and AED Awareness Week in your community. AHA has created free materials that you can print on your home or office printer.