Posts Tagged ‘cpr’

National CPR & AED Awareness Week June 1-7

June 1, 2009

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Each year over 100,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest. Think about your family, the people you work with, who you may see while out running errands or enjoying a weekend getaway with friends. What if they needed your help? Are you prepared to save a life? Are you trained and ready to help? It only takes a couple of minutes to read more about how you can help save a life today!

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Get trained in CPR & AED by a certified Red Cross instructor, have hands-on practice and walk away with priceless training materials! Click here to learn which course is best for you.

Taking a CPR & AED course is a good investment of time. But for those of you who feel a little short on time, try distance learning! Click here to take an online course at your convenience.


Make it a group experience – invite your family and friends to take a CPR & AED training course with you. Get recertified or just take a refresher course. Learn how to save the life of an infant, child or adult today!

Being trained is essential and having the right supplies can help! Build your preparedness kit or check if you need to replace or update any items. Click here to purchase supplies.

Want to see a story about one of our Hometown Heroes? Click here to watch a video about how a man used his CPR & AED training to save his colleague’s life.

Scroll down to read a personal message from Heidi Klum:


I took an American Red Cross CPR class so that I’d be prepared to respond to cardiac emergencies. On the runway and off, at work or hanging out with my kids, I want to be ready to help if something happened.

From June 1 to June 7, you can get ready too—right in your hometown.

The first week of June is National CPR/AED Awareness Week, and the Red Cross is marking it by holding CPR/AED classes, demonstrations, and other events all around the country.

It’s a great opportunity to get prepared.

Thousands of lives—from infants to grandparents—are saved every year because someone took a CPR class or learned how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED), which can be used to help save someone who has gone into cardiac arrest.
Auf Wiedersehen,

If more people know how to perform these important skills, more lives will be saved.

You have the chance next week to learn these skills and be ready to help your loved ones during an emergency. Let’s be prepared together! So are you in, or are you out?

Heidi Klum
Proud Supporter, American Red Cross


Training Courses Assist Hearing Impaired

April 14, 2009


American Red Cross of the National Capital Area offers courses that help our hearing impaired community members receive education and training to become equipped and empowered to help save lives.


The Adult CPR/AED course includes skills practice and knowledge-testing on CPR for Adult and Child as well as the proper and safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for both Adult’s and Children.

Click on Adult CPR/AED for more information and register today!

The First Aid with Infant and Child CPR course gives individuals the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic first aid care for injuries and sudden illnesses to infants and children until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

Click on First Aid with Infant and Child CPR for more information and register today!

The Community First Aid and Safety (Adult, Infant, Child CPR and First Aid) course identifies how to respond to emergency situations by checking to see if it is safe to intervene; recognizing symptoms of a heart attack and provide care to reduce the chance of cardiac arrest; how to care for an infant, child, or adult who stops breathing; how to control bleeding; and how to care for non life-threatening emergencies such as a sprain, strain, or fracture among many other vital skills.

Click on Community First Aid and Safety (Adult, Infant, Child CPR and First Aid) for more information and register today!

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You Can Save Your Child’s Life

April 8, 2009


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Are you prepared with up-to-date education and training that can help save your child’s life?

American Red Cross’ Infant/Child CPR course can educate, equip and empower you to respond to a life-threatening emergency your child may face at any time, any place.

The course provides invaluable information about:

  • How to recognize an emergency
  • Protecting yourself
  • Applying “Check-Call-Care”
  • How to care for a child or infant who is choking
  • Prioritizing care
  • Recognizing and caring for a child or infant who is not breathing
  • Caring for cardiac emergencies 

Click  here to watch a brief news video about Red Cross’ Infant/Child CPR course. (Go to the video search field and type “moms get cpr-trained“.)


Attend a Infant/Child CPR course and obtain your certifcation by clicking here to register. To learn more about an online Infant/Child CPR course and certification, click here and start training today!

Today is the day to learn. Now is the time you can help.

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CPR & AED Training Helped a Man Save His Colleague’s Life

April 3, 2009

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An employee at Navy Federal Credit Union in Fairfax, VA went immediately into action to help save a coworker faced with an urgent life-threatening situation by using the training he received in CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Read more about the story here.

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Register for a CPR/AED course today – it could be your colleague’s life you help save.

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Be prepared and shop at our Online Store for CPR kits and accessories.

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