JUNE IS CPR AND SUMMER SAFETY MONTH

June 01, 2016
Learn the two steps to help save a life!
Hands-Only CPR has just two easy steps: If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, (1) Call 9-1-1 and (2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The American Heart Association’s Hands-OnlyTM CPR at this beat can more than double or triple a person’s chances of survival. copyright American Heart Association – CPR & First Aid

CPR

Each year, over 350,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death and occurs when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions and the heart suddenly stops beating, often without warning. A person’s survival after cardiac arrest is largely dependent on getting CPR from someone nearby. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive from someone on the scene soon enough.

According to the American Heart Association, 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. Be the difference for someone you love! It only takes 90 seconds to learn the two steps to save a life with CPR:

Summer Health and Safety Month

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School’s out! Help your kids say safe, active, and healthy this summer. Visit Healthier Kids and be sure to know CPR

Exercise is important, but doing it in the summer heat can be dangerous. Make sure to stay hydrated, dress for the heat, and exercise smarter, not harder. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are always a risk in the summer temperatures. Know the signs so you can protect your heart. For more information on exercising safely this summer, visit:

 

Grilling Chicken Kabobs

With summer comes grilling and barbecue season. That means making tasty and heart-healthy meals while enjoying the great outdoors. Consider chicken and fish as great alternatives for red meat, and be sure to serve up plenty of fruits and vegetables! Summer seasonal fruits and vegetables can be found at your grocery store, farmers' market, and local gardens. Add these delicious and heart-healthy foods to your meals every day. For more information on summer healthy eating, visit:
 

Important Dates in June

6/1-6/7CPR Week

6/9 – National Nursing Assistants’ Day

6/9-6/16 – National Nursing Assistant Week

6/14 – Flag Day

6/19 – Father’s Day

6/20 – First day of summer

 

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