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“Keep the Beat” Free CPR Training Event Set

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QUESTION: If you needed to perform CPR, would you be prepared for the task?  What about the people closest to you, would they know what to do?

ANSWER: You will if you attend the "Keep the Beat” Free Bystander CPR Training*

Participants will learn life-saving adult CPR through hands-on skills training, as well as how to recognize and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.

WHEN: Saturday, February 4

TIME:  9 a.m.

WHERE: Zachary United Methodist Church, 4205 Church Street

WHO: Ages 8 – 88!

COST: FREE

HOW TO REGISTER: Online: LaneRMC.org or by calling (225)654-LANE (5263)

Registration Deadline is Thursday, February 2.

SPONSORED BY: Lane Regional Medical Center and Cardiovascular Institute of the South

WHY: The statistics are bleak. Only 1 in 20 people know CPR, yet cardiovascular disease is the top killer in the country claiming 2,400 lives each day. About 95% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before they reach the hospital. Brain death starts to occur within four to six minutes. Bystander CPR helps maintain vital blood flow to the brain until defibrillation can be administered.

“Keep the Beat” is a not-for-profit education initiative to make Louisiana communities safer by teaching life-saving CPR skills and donating AEDs to schools. 

* Presentation and skills training do not qualify as CPR certification.  

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