June is CPR and Summer Safety Month
More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital each year in the US, with survival rates of less than 12 percent. Research shows only half of Americans can be counted on to perform Hands-Only CPR in an emergency, according to an American Heart Association study. This month, spend one important minute preparing for those emergency situations by learning Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR is a natural introduction to CPR, and the AHA encourages everyone to learn conventional CPR as a next step. Increasing knowledge, encouraging people to become trained and raising awareness about Hands-Only and Conventional CPR can help double cardiac arrest survival rates by year 2020.
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...
- CPR, is an important, life-saving skill and if performed immediately can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.
- According to the American Heart Association, 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die.
- Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States.
Be the difference for someone you love!
It only takes 90 seconds to learn the two steps to save a life with CPR.
Calls to Action:
- Visit heart.org/CPR, heart.org/HandsOnlyCPR, and heart.org/rcp to learn more about conventional and Hands-Only CPR.
- Encourage friends and family to take a training course or purchase a CPR Anytime®Kit.
Watch the Hands-Only CPR training video below; in 60 to 90 seconds, you can learn how to help save a life.
Share the link with five people you know.
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
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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