Have you been thinking about getting your CPR/First Aid Instructor certification? This story is amazing as it teaches you that one can never be "too prepared"!
An instructor in Twin Falls, Minnesota was teaching a class on CPR and ended up saving the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest outside of her classroom Saturday.
The man, who was shoveling snow outside of the American Red Cross building in Rochester, came inside to take a break and that when he began having a heart attack. Jennifer Brandt, an instructor with Twin Cities Safety, put her skills to use – she had her students call 911 and she began CPR.
FACTOID: Did you know that if someone gives CPR immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, the victim’s chance of survival doubles or triples? However, according to the American Heart Association, only "32 percent of cardiac arrest victims are given CPR by a bystander". Let's help make a difference and increase the number of bystanders that initiate CPR and increase the survivability rate of those in cardiac distress.
Dr. Tracy A. Jones is an American Heart Association, ASHI, and American Red Cross Master Program Trainer, Instructor, & AHA Faculty Member located in San Antonio, Texas.