Life is busy. If you’re struggling to juggle work, home, family and other obligations, the thought of adding another task to your to-do list can be overwhelming. But all of those obligations, and the people you interact with through them, make it even more important to learn CPR.
The good news: HeartCert CPR is now offering hybrid and virtual CPR courses! You can complete some or all of your CPR training from home, when it fits into your schedule. Check out our full course schedule and contact us to learn more.
Still need a push? Here are five reasons to make CPR training a priority in the coming months.
Four Reasons to Learn CPR
- Bystander CPR is Underperformed: More than 325,000 people go into cardiac arrest outside of a medical setting in the U.S. every year. When CPR is performed immediately, their odds of survival are more than doubled. Because it takes time to get emergency responders on the scene, it’s vital for bystanders to know and be ready to perform CPR.
- Most Cardiac Arrests Happen at Home: We’ve all been spending a lot more time at home in the last year. Did you know that more than 85 percent of cardiac arrests happen in the home? Knowing CPR could save the lives of your loved ones.
- CPR Does Not Require Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation: Hands-on CPR became the approved method of bystander CPR in 2010. No mouth-to-mouth contact is needed.
- CPR Can Save a Life: Every year in the U.S., 475,000 people die of cardiac arrest. If more people were trained in CPR, that number could be significantly decreased.
Are You Ready to Learn CPR?
Don’t wait another day. Register for a HeartCert CPR training course today!
HeartCert CPR is your trusted training partner for CPR, ACLS, PALS, EMR and First Aid in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota.
HeartCert CPR courses include CPR/AED/First Aid and CPR/AED, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Certified Nursing Assistant training. Courses and certifications from both the American Heart Association and American Red Cross are available. We are now offering virtual CPR courses and certifications, as well as safe in-person courses at our headquarters, HeartCert CPR Eagan.
This is an updated blog post that was originally published in 2019.