Free CPR training in Sherbrooke tomorrow
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.