Thursday, June 2, 2011

National CPR Week: American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® UPDATE

Like many of you, I learned CPR in high school. But would I be the first to attempt it in an emergency? Probably not, considering I'm a little rusty. Until now... 


Last November when Papito stopped breathing, the home health attendant did not know CPR. She was shocked and ran out of the house (this is a long story I'd much rather forget). Not knowing what else to do, my cousin called 911 and used what she remembered to administer CPR herself but it was too late. She did her best. We all did our best. There was nothing anyone could do.


Seven out of 10 Americans either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. 
Although Papito's beautiful time on this earth had come to an end, mi querida Mamita is still around and it's important for us to know how to help her - or anyone - God forbid an emergency should arise.  And with heart disease running in our family, we have to arm ourselves with knowledge.

 


Go Red For Women is asking YOU to watch the Official Hands-Only CPR instructional video - it's just one minute long and will help jog that CPR knowledge, or at the very least impart some info on how to perform hands-only CPR.



 

Not enough people act when they see someone suddenly collapse and this leads to unnecessary deaths. Make It Your Mission to encourage women to view the Hands-Only instructional video at GoRedForWomen.org and to share the gift of CPR with women they love.


I'm sharing this with all of you. Now go ahead and tell someone you love. 




~UPDATE~
  Learn more and ask questions at this special Twitter event!  
Two party attendees will each receive one CPR Anytime Kit!