Only 6 out of 10 cardiac arrests are treated by emergency medical services. We know that bystander CPR saves lives, but 70% of people feel uncomfortable providing it," states Dr. Tim Henry, Director of Cardiology at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
ACLS Medical Training applauds the heroic, lifesaving efforts of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, who performed bystander CPR on a stranger in Portland this week. Gov. Kitzhaber’s showed that knowing CPR and acting when needed can make a difference. To honor the governor’s quick thinking, ACLS Medical Training will provide free Basic Life Support training to the first 25 people who sign up on the ACLS Medical Training Website.
According to KGW-TV news, Gov. Kitzhaber was on his way to dinner on Monday when he spotted an unconscious woman lying by the side of the road with someone trying to help her. The governor acted quickly, instructing his driver to pull over and call 911. The woman was not breathing, so Kitzhaber began to perform CPR. Paramedics responding to the governor’s call arrived minutes later and took over treatment. EMS transported the woman to the hospital and she is expected to live, according to the governor's office.
“Knowing CPR is half the battle,” states Dr. Tim Henry, Director of Cardiology at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and American Heart Association Heart & Stroke Hero. Dr. Henry adds, “Only 6 out of 10 cardiac arrests are treated by emergency medical services. We know that bystander CPR saves lives, but 70% of people feel uncomfortable providing it. Gov. Kitzhaber is a trained ER physician, but he performed the same lifesaving skills that anyone with Basic Life Support training knows how to provide.”
In an effort to increase the number of people trained in CPR, ACLS Medical Training is donating BLS certification training to the citizens of the United States. “We want more people to know how to perform CPR so they are more likely to provide it when the time comes, just like Gov. Kitzhaber,” states Thomas James, Director of Customer Experience at ACLS Medical Training. ACLS Medical Training provides certification training in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Basic Life Support. The ACLS Medical Training website, created by physicians and nurses, also provides a free, comprehensive Training Center for anyone who is interested in learning life support and rescue techniques. “We have always had a strong interest in educating the public because we know that it saves lives” states Mr. James.
People who are interested in signing up for free BLS certification classes can use the code: GOVBLS. The offer will be available to the first 25 individuals who use the code.
About ACLS Medical Training:
ACLS Medical Training provides certification training in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Basic Life Support. It has rapidly become the premier provider of life support certification training on the web because of the sites high quality educational content and guidance by medical professionals. ACLS Medical Training is committed to the idea that everyone should be trained in life support skills, from emergency department doctors to concerned citizens. To view the website, click here.