Did you know that most people who survive a cardiac emergency are helped by a bystander? Join us as Peter Murray from the American Red Cross teaches us how to perform Hands Only CPR (non-certificated course).
Peter is a Donor Relations Office with the Northwest Region of the American Red Cross. He has been with the Red Cross for two years. Prior to that he worked at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the United Way of King County. While not a native to the Pacific Northwest, he feels fortunate to call it is home for the past 18 years.
Learning how to perform CPR properly takes just a few short hours, but it can change a life forever. Learning Hand Only CPR takes about 20 minutes, but can gain precious time for a person experiencing a cardiac event.
If you are called upon to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, parent or a friend. 70% of cardiac arrests happen in the home. Sadly only about 46% of those who experience cardiac arrests out-of-hospitals get the help they need before professional help arrives.
Be the One Who Makes a Difference.
What a wonderful opportunity to hear from these great students whose lives have been changed and who have touched our lives with their visit this year.