Teenagers are some of the best rescuers we have because of their willingness to help and general sense of fearlessness. And you never know when you might be called on to help someone in need. By offering free CPR training for teachers to implement in their classes, we have been successful in training thousands of new students in this life saving skill.
You never know when you will need CPR. Of the 300,000 people who suffer cardiac arrest in the U.S. each year, 80% are not in a hospital, but are in their homes or workplaces and can appear healthy and happy minutes before.
Only about 1 out of every 4 cardiac arrest victims receive CPR, and as a result, most die. If these people receive CPR immediately after cardiac arrest, it can double or even triple their chances of survival.
Learning CPR could be the best thing that you ever do for your grandparent, friend, or a stranger on the street. By dedicating yourself for one hour to learning this skill, you can be prepared to be a hero to someone in need.
If you've ever dreamed of helping people as a career, learning this type of rescue skill will prepare you to be a future nurse, doctor, EMT, or lifeguard. And CPR training is an essential skill for every babysitter to know.