June is CPR and Summer Safety Month
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.
Music can help save lives! During CPR, you should push on the chest at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute. The beat of “Stayin’ Alive” is a perfect match for this.
Did you know...
- 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.
- As the world leader in CPR, first aid and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) training and education, the American Heart Association offers a variety of options for you to learn lifesaving skills. Find a local training center offering classes for family and friends, employees, or healthcare providers.
Be the difference for someone you love!
It only takes 90 seconds to learn the two steps to save a life with CPR.
School’s out! Help yourself and your kids say safe, active, and healthy this summer as temperatures rise. How do you safely stay active in warm weather?
Plan on cooking? Dive into summer meals with these healthy tips:
- -Cooking healthy for the family
- -Seasonal Produce - Spring and Summer
- -Grilling and Barbecue Tips
- -Heart-Healthy Recipes
*June is also National Fruit and Vegetable month! Add color to your plate and be Healthy For Good.
Important Dates in June
6/1-6/7 - CPR Week
6/6- National Health Care Recruiter Recognition Day
6/12-6/18 – National Men’s Health Week
6/14 - Flag Day
6/15-6/22- National Nursing Assistants Week
6/18 - Father’s Day
6/19-6/23 – Healthcare Risk Management Week
6/21 - First day of summer
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