Brush Up Your Lifesaving Skills with a FREE CPR Refresher!

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Be A Shield Against Accidental Death

I am lucky enough to have a paramedic as a husband so I really take for granted what saving a life can really be like.  I have basic first aid but if I was ever in a life or death situation I honestly don't know if I could save a life.  That's why when I heard you can brush up your lifesaving skills for FREE with a CPR refresher from ACLS National I had to share!  Did you know nearly 90% of the 380,000 cardiac related deaths in the US happened at home, the life you save could be a life you love.

How can you be a shield? 

Protect those in your family and community by reviewing this CPR, choking and heat exhaustion refresher in just 6 easy steps. It's easy to learn, completely free and worth every second.

CPR Refresher Overview

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure where giving chest compressions and/or rescue breathing to a person in cardiac arrest.  There are many different methods and proper procedures to follow that's why keeping current on the latest innovations is so important.

In 2010 the American Heart Association released updated guidelines for CPR placing a greater emphasis on compressions to maintain circulation.  Throughout the CPR review you will learn how to check for a pulse, open an airway, give a rescue breath and how to deliver a chest compression. As you learn these steps, pay careful attention to the instructions for chest compressions. A key phrase to remember during chest compressions is to push hard and fast. Pushing hard and fast (100 compressions per minute) promotes better circulation by delivering effective compressions.

6 Easy Steps to Earn a Shield

In the refresher course you will go through the six easy steps to EARN A SHIELD!

  1. Assessment
  2. Pulse
  3. Compressions
  4. Breathing
  5. Choking
  6. Heat Exhaustion

FREE CPR Refresher

ACLS National, a medical certification company, is promoting a free CPR campaign to improve awareness and knowledge of general lifesaving skills like rescue breathing and chest compressions.  The best part is it can all be done online!  You review each easy step at your own pace to make sure you know what to do if you're ever in an emergency situation.  They also provide training all over the US and you can find more information out by state on their webpage by CLICKING HERE.

After completing the refresher steps don't forget to download your shield to show others you're ready to save a life!

 

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