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The Club is offering the opportunity for members to learn CPR and have arranged two sessions on Tuesday 4th July to be delivered by a Certified Trained Professional.
It is free to attend and each session will last no longer than an hour to be held in our clubroom. Each course will accommodate up to 21 people per session.
If you would like to attend, please sign up by emailing Wendy Hughes at email@example.com
You can choose from either 6.30 session or 7.30 session.
Open to members only.
WHY IS CPR IMPORTANT?
Statistics indicate that 70%-80% of cardiac arrest cases occur either in the home or at public places. In such cases, the person nearest at hand to the victim is often a bystander with no medical expertise such as a relative, an office colleague, or a passer-by. If those present at the scene are able to provide CPR to the victim promptly, the latter’s chances of survival are significantly increased.
This is because time is the essence when treating a cardiac arrest victim. Once the heart stops beating and blood flow stops, a person will lose consciousness within 15 seconds. Within another 30 to 60 seconds, he will stop breathing, and irreversible damage to his brain cells will follow after several minutes of oxygen deprivation.