It’s Kind of A Big Deal
Summer is here, and it’s time to celebrate CPR and AED awareness week June 1-7! And have we got a fun virtual party in store for you. Just join our Facebook Event Page for your opportunity to be part of the celebration! We’ve got games, giveaways, custom coupon codes, daily trivia contests, flash sales and more to help raise CPR and AED awareness and to celebrate you – America’s trainers and instructors! EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Invite your friends and family to come, too- we’ve got plenty of good stuff for everyone. CPR and AED awareness week is something we all can enjoy!
What is CPR and AED Awareness Week?
In 2007 the AHA, in collaboration with the American Red Cross and the National Safety Council, designated June 1-7 as National CPR and AED Awareness week with the goal of spotlighting how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED. The campaign reinforces these skills but also places importance on the willingness of bystanders to act in a cardiac arrest emergency. Along with other National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative members, the American Red Cross stresses that every second counts in cardiac arrest, and that people can save lives by knowing how to perform CPR and use an AED.
Some Sobering Statistics
- Did you know that about 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home? If you are called on to give CPR, most likely it will be for someone you love.
- Approximately every two minutes, one American dies of sudden cardiac arrest. Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) increases the survival rate from about 5 percent to more than 40%!
Get Ready for Summer CPR
As an instructor, you know the importance of CPR and AED training. Come celebrate this important week with a visit to our website for savings on summer must-have supplies. Also, check out our exclusive new Prestan Take2 manikin/AED trainer kits AND WLCRdM feedback devices (yep! We have them in stock!). And don’t forget about our blog! You’ll find tons of product information, CPR and AED news, and great ideas to grow classes and engage students as you spread the love of CPR!