Learn CPR

Imagine that a friend or family member has a heart attack in your presence. Would you know what to do? Yes, call 911. But what else? Would you be able to keep your loved one alive until the paramedics arrive? 80% of heart attacks occur in the home and are witnessed by a family member. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can be learned and used by almost anyone and it doubles the survival rate from a heart attack.

The American Heart Association just released new guidelines for CPR that make it even faster and easier for you to learn this lifesaving technique. Here are three ways you can learn CPR and be prepared to save the life of a stranger or someone you love:

* Take a class from the American Heart Association. There’s a course near you.

* Take a class from your local chapter of the Red Cross. There are chapter all over the world.

* Order a kit from the American Heart Association and learn CPR in your home on your own schedule.

Why not get a group of friends together and take a class? Or order the kit and learn CPR with your family. Be prepared. You never know whose life you will be able to save.

“To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.” – Confucius