Free CPR train­ing in Sher­brooke to­mor­row

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke

TheCity of Sher­brooke will be host­ing a free car­diopul­monary re­sus­ci­ta­tion (CPR) train­ing ses­sion to­mor­row, April 4th, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, at the Sher­brooke ex­hi­bi­tion cen­ter lo­cated at the Plateau Saint Joseph. Called “Heroes in 30”, the event will have cer­ti­fied in­struc­tors from the Estrie health and so­cial ser­vices agency teach­ing peo­ple, in thirty min­utes, the tech­niques needed to ap­ply CPR in an emer­gency sit­u­a­tion, how to use an au­to­mated ex­ter­nal de­fib­ril­la­tor (AED), and how to rec­og­nize the signs of air­way ob­struc­tion and heart at­tacks.

When CPR and de­fib­ril­la­tion are car­ried out on a pa­tient in the first four min­utes af­ter a loss of con­scious­ness, the sur­vival rate of the pa­tient, in the case of car­diac ar­rest, can in­crease by up to 75%. Sher­brooke has plans to place au­to­mated ex­ter­nal de­fib­ril­la­tors in pub­lic places in the near fu­ture, fol­low­ing the town of Stanstead’s lead.

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