Wednesday, June 2, 2010

CPR/AED Awareness Week

CPR/AED Awareness Week click link to see the full article
Posted on June 1st, 2010 by Gloria Huang/ARC
Today is the first day of CPR/AED Awareness Week! Here at the Red Cross, we talk every day about the importance of getting trained for emergencies. However, this week we want to turn the spotlight on our readers and give you all a chance to share your thoughts on preparedness. Have you gotten trained for CPR before? Have you needed to use your training to save someone’s life?

Let us know in through a comment below, or better yet, head on over to our Facebook page to participate in our contest. We are giving away brand new First Aid and CPR for Everyone kits, which contain materials to help you learn Compression Only CPR. The kit isn’t intended as a substitute for a formal training course, but it is a great way to get started and motivated to learn more.

To participate in the contest and hear what everyone else has to say about their CPR-related experiences, head on over to our official American Red Cross Facebook page.

Lastly, remember to check out these resources this week, and help spread the word about CPR/AED Awareness week.

•Howcast video: “How to Perform Compression Only CPR”
•Red Cross story: “Right Place, Right Time, Right Skills”
•Wilderness and Remote Environments First Aid training
•Red Cross Preparedness Fast Facts

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