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Renown Health and REMSA team up to offer community CPR classes



renown_brochure_091006_b-43RENO, Nev. (May 27, 2010) – Renown Health and REMSA are offering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training classes for friends and family Saturday, June 5. The classes are in support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) National CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness Week, June 1-7.

Every year more than 166,000 people lose their lives to sudden cardiac arrest, and learning CPR and how to use an AED can possibly mean the difference between life and death in a medical emergency.

Getting people to act quickly in a heart attack emergency is critical to a victim’s survival. According to the AHA, the window of opportunity for someone to act before it is too late is four to six minutes. Less than one-third of heart attack victims get CPR from someone nearby. Because of this, the AHA is challenging 1 million people to learn about CPR during the first week of June.

Classes for community members interested in learning basic life saving skills, including adult and infant CPR will be offered at Mack Auditorium in Renown Regional Medical Center. REMSA will be providing the training. Each class is $30 and includes a CPR anytime kit for participants to take home. Adult CPR will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and infant CPR will be offered from 1 – 4 p.m. Class size is limited so register today by calling 982-4662.

To learn more, visit www.cprweek.org.

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