According to American Heart Association, only 30% of Americans know how to perform CPR. However, its NEVER TOO LATE to learn this skill! Close to 70% of "out of hospital" sudden cardiac arrest cases occur in the HOME. The life you save with CPR will most likely be someone you love. Bystander Intervention is PARAMOUNT because anything is better than nothing! Children as young as 9 years of age have saved lives of others with CPR.
1 child dies every 5 days from choking. It is the 4th leading cause of unintentional injury death in children 5 yrs and younger and accounts for over 12,000 ER visits a year.
Whether we are discussing seniors or young children, we must be aware of of those most at risk of choking and using caution with the highest risk items for those populations. Use of the choking vest in our classes helps build the muscle memory needed to perform this skill should you need to. Choking deaths occur each year among all age groups but prevention and awareness are paramount in changing these numbers.
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate symptoms.
tiredness. extreme fatigue
Some people may experience:
loss of taste or smell
aches and pains.
On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days. Those with compromised immune systems and seniors should take extra precaution to stay in isolation until health experts advise otherwise. Folks should wear masks and wash hands for at least 20 seconds often during this time.
People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate. Seek medical attention if you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing. Call in advance.
At CPR Covered, we have always taken strict measures in disinfecting equipment and using disposable layers of protection before during and after the classes. We are proud to now offer remote CPR training from the convenience and safety of your own home during these uncertain times. As circumstances evolve, we will continue to make decisions that best keep our practice, instructors and students safe.