If you were with someone who had a heart attack or almost drowned, would you know what to do? When blood flow or breathing stops, seconds count. Permanent brain damage or death can happen quickly. If you know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), you could save a life. CPR is an emergency procedure for a person whose heart has stopped or is no longer breathing. CPR can maintain circulation and breathing until emergency medical help arrives.

Even if you haven’t had training, you can do “hands-only” CPR for a person whose heart has stopped beating. “Hands-only” CPR uses chest compressions to keep blood circulating until emergency help arrives. If you’ve had training, you can use chest compressions and rescue breathing. Rescue breathing helps get oxygen to the lungs for a person who has stopped breathing. To keep your skills up, you should repeat the training every two years.

The Healthy Step offers First Aid and CPR Training for healthcare providers, and also for family and friends.

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"Hello Terri, I just want to thank you for being such a great instructor. I can honestly say I had a very good time last night. I had mentioned my concerns towards CPR training in general and to be completely honest I didn't quite believe you when you said your class was stress free- you were right!! I will never go anywhere else for CPR training, I feel extremely confident in my skills. Thanks again! Liz"

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