It is CPR Awareness Week!

June 1-7 is CPR Awareness Week! Sudden cardiac arrest is triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia ). With its pumping action disrupted, the heart cannot pump blood to the brain, lungs and other organs. Seconds later, a person loses consciousness and has no pulse. Death occurs within minutes if the victim does not receive treatment. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death – nearly 400,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually in the United States. By performing Hands-Only CPR to the beat of the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive,” you can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival. Check out our new “Heckling Fan” Hands-Only CPR PSA and learn the two easy steps to save a life.

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