Friday, September 07, 2012

Fwd: Back to School Quiz: How Long Does It Take to Teach PA's Kids CPR?

From: Melissa Brown, American Heart Association <>
Date: Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Subject: Back to School Quiz: How Long Does It Take to Teach PA's Kids CPR?

In Just One Class Period, We Can Teach PA's Students to Be the Next Generation of Life Savers! 

It's back to school time and that means…Pop Quiz!

True or False: Sudden cardiac arrest usually occurs in a hospital setting.
Answer: False. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death and, unfortunately, about 88% of sudden cardiac arrests occur at home. This makes it likely that a loved one who has been trained in CPR will mean the difference between life and death. Learn more!

Question: For every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation, chances of survival decrease by ____ percent.
Answer: Chances of survival decrease by 7-10%. That's why it's important that we all learn how easy---and critical---it is to take action.

As our kids settle into the new school year, let's ensure they also learn the skills necessary to become the next generation of life savers--in just one class period!

Your homework assignment? Take a moment now to let our decision makers know you support CPR training for Pennsylvania's students!

Thank you! 

Jennifer Ebersole, PA Government Relations Director
American Heart Association

Melissa Brown, Grassroots Director
American Heart Association 

P.S. Want to do even more to ensure our students are equipped to administer lifesaving CPR in an emergency? Take action and then forward to your contact list and urge them to take action as well!  

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