Four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home. It's important for families to be educated on how to react in an emergency.
Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) January 08, 2014
Saving Chicago CPR and Babies“R”Us have partnered to offer free infant CPR classes throughout the Chicago metropolitan area in 2014. Classes are scheduled to take place at select Babies“R”Us store locations every second Tuesday from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, beginning January 14.
“Becoming proficient in basic CPR methods is an important step toward protecting children from choking injuries and fatalities. Nearly 400,000 people suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest every year, with 88% of those happening at home. Shockingly only 32% of people receive help from a by-stander.* Our goal is to educate the public as to how easy CPR is,” states James Woith, Owner, Saving Chicago CPR.
Saving Chicago CPR’s infant CPR training, made possible by Babies“R”Us, is designed to give participants proficiency in life-saving maneuvers, including back blows, chest thrusts and rescue breaths, ensuring the safety of children in the event of an emergency. Each course focuses on infants 1 year or younger. Information regarding CPR for children older than 1 year, CPR for adults, and CPR certification in Chicago, is available on the Saving Chicago CPR website.
To view the list of available course dates and locations, please visit: http://savingchicagocpr.com/free-cpr-classes-chicago/. To register, please call one of the available Babies“R”Us locations.
Babies“R”Us is the nation’s leading dedicated juvenile products retailer. Since opening its first store in Westbury, NY in early 1996, the company has grown to approximately 250 locations nationwide. Babies“R”Us features a wide selection of products for newborns and infants, including cribs and furniture, car seats, strollers, formula, diapers, bedding, clothing for preemies through size 5T, toys and plenty of unique gift ideas. Babies“R”Us also offers a convenient online and in-store baby registry that eliminates guesswork and geographic barriers from gift-buying so friends and relatives can easily go to any store location or Babiesrus.com to select, buy and send the right gift directly to the expectant parents.
About Saving Chicago CPR
Saving Chicago CPR, the city’s premier American Heart Association training site, was established in 2009 by a group of medical professionals with the goal of providing useful and fun American Heart Association CPR classes. Saving Chicago CPR instructors are experts in emergency medicine and American Heart Association procedures with over ten years of experience teaching these life-saving maneuvers.
For more information, please visit http://savingchicagocpr.com/.
*Statistics according to the American Heart Association.