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Published on January 19, 2017

CPR Saturday offers free training to the public

Billings, MT – CPR Saturday will offer free CPR training classes on February 18, 2017 at the Mansfield Health Education Center (2900 12th Avenue North Suite 30W).  Classes will be offered throughout the day between 8 am and 2 pm, with the last class starting at 12 pm.  Certification courses will take place at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for a $40 fee.

CPR is an emergency lifesaving procedure used to revive someone who has stopped breathing or whose heart has ceased functioning. Between 75-80% of all sudden cardiac arrests happen at home, so being trained to perform CPR can mean the difference between life and death for a loved one.

  • Sudden cardiac arrest results in the deaths of more than 650 adults and children each day in the United States.
  • CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival.
  • Survival of sudden cardiac arrest can be as high as 90 percent if treatment is administered within 4-6 minutes of the arrest.
  • On average, only 24.7 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims receive CPR.

If bystander CPR is not provided, a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival fall 7 percent to 10 percent for every minute of delay until defibrillation. Few attempts at resuscitation are successful if CPR and defibrillation are not provided within minutes of collapse. With the proper knowledge and tools, everyone can save a life.

To learn CPR register at www.billingsclinic.org/classes or by calling (406) 255-8410.  

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