Saving lives is not just for heroes in capes. Saint Francis Healthcare System is doing its part to train lifesavers by hosting free CPR trainings on Saturday, June 4, as part of National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7).
According to the American Heart Association, 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can potentially triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. If you are called upon to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you care about: a spouse, parent, child, friend or co-worker.
The CPR training is available to anyone age 12 and older and will be offered in sessions at 8 am and noon in the Health and Wellness Center conference rooms, Entrance 8 (150 S. Mount Auburn Road). Registration is required; please call 573-331-5107 to sign up. Because space is limited, reserving your spot early is essential.
Saint Francis is an authorized CPR training center for the American Heart Association and qualified, volunteer instructors will teach attendees step-by-step how to properly perform CPR. The regular cost for these classes is $30 but is free on June 4 as part of the American Heart Association’s efforts to increase knowledge of CPR.