first_img Book Nook to reopen Published 8:38 pm Friday, March 11, 2011 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Chamber seeks unified front Sandra Gouge, chair of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce’s public relations committee, said Thursday perhaps there was a “misunderstanding”… read more Thomas said CPR – cardiopulmonary resuscitation – is a combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions delivered to victims thought to be in cardiac arrest.When cardiac arrests occur, the heart stops pumping blood. CPR can support a small amount of blood flow to the heart and brain to “buy time” until normal heart function is restored.“Friends and Family CPR is a program designed for people who don’t need to be certified in case of an emergency,” Outlaw said. “Statistics show that 80 percent of sudden death heart attacks occur in the home or when the victim is with friends. So, Friends and Family CPR can save a person’s life by providing that small amount of blood flow until help arrives. That’s why knowing CPR is so important. It can save lives.” Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Friends, Family CPR can save a life Email the author Certification in CPR is not required in order to provide a lifeline to a sudden death heart attack victim until trained medical personnel can arrive. It’s just having the knowledge to perform the potential lifesaving procedure.Therefore, the Troy Fire Department is offering the Friends and Family CPR training to any and all who are interested.“Friends and Family CPR is not a certification program,” said Thomas Outlaw, Troy Fire Chief. “It’s a basic program of the American Heart Association that teaches the public to perform CPR until help can arrive.” Outlaw said the two-hour class also teaches participants how to use a defibrillator to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during a sudden death heart attack.“These defibrillators used to be very expensive but now one can be purchased for around $1,500 or less,” Outlaw said.“Several city buildings here in Troy and some industries have defibrillators. Using a defibrillator is rather simple and can save lives.”Outlaw said knowing how to administer CPR or use a defibrillator does not put anyone in danger of a lawsuit stemming from an attempt to revive a heart attack victim. Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Under those circumstances, individuals are protected under the Good Samaritan Law,” he said. “However, Friends and Family CPR is designed for emergencies that involve family members and friends.”The Friends and Family CPR program is being offered by the Troy Fire Department so that participants may provide a lifeline to loved ones during heart-related emergencies.“The class is only a couple of hours and it has the potential to save lives,” Outlaw said.“In addition to the training, we also provide participants with a booklet and a CPR reminder card to carry in their wallets.”Class size for the Friends and Family CPR training can be from a small group to as many as 40. On-site classes are available for industries, businesses, clubs and organizations. DVDs are also available through the American Heart Association.For more information about Friends and Family CPR or to schedule a class, call 670-2254. Print Article Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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