San Francisco, CA (Vocus) May 25, 2010
Fifty years ago CPR was invented by combining mouth-to-mouth breathing with chest compressions to create cardiopulmonary resuscitation. While a lot has changed in the last fifty years the underlying concepts of applying external mechanical force to assist circulation with the goal of circulating oxygenated blood remains the same.
Here are five Everyday CPR Tips for celebrating 50 years of CPR.
1. Organize a CPR certification class at your place of business. Safety Training Seminars offers classes in San Francisco as well as other Bay Area cities. Safety Training Seminars can also come to you and can teach the classes on site.
2. Attend a CPR and First-aid certification class with the whole family. Safety Training Seminars offers CPR and First-aid classes in their comfortable classroom in San Francisco. Bring out the whole family on a Saturday so everyone can learn the steps of CPR in case of an emergency.
3. Go to a NERT meeting in San Francisco. San Francisco offers free emergency classes with the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team. In these classes, you can learn about earthquake preparedness, fire safety, and how to move an injured victim.
4. Start up an AED program at work
Automated external defibrillators are the real life-savers. An automated external defibrillator or AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening rhythm and is able to treat the victim with the use of a defibrillator. Safety Training Seminars offers AED training at company’s location and sells AED’s.
5. Live a heart healthy life-style
Talk to your family about trying to spend one week eating healthy. It is much easier than you think. You can find good recommendations about eating healthy on the American Heart Association website.