Sunday, August 21, 2011


Did you know that 80 percent of all cardiac arrests occur outside of a medical setting (usually at home) and almost 60 percent are WITNESSED…..and did you know that 95 percent of those who experience cardiac arrest outside a medical setting NEVER make it to the hospital alive?  If this was your loved one, a co-worker, a friend, an acquaintance, or a fellow human being, would YOU know what to do?  

Did you know that brain damage can start to occur in just 4 to 6 minutes from the time of cardiac arrest (the heart stops pumping blood)?  If proper bystander CPR and defibrillation (AED) are performed within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, a victim’s chance of survival may be doubled.

Did you know that VF sudden cardiac arrest can be reversed if an AED is used within the first few minutes of arrest?  Delivering an electrical shock, as soon as possible, will allow normal rhythm of the heart to resume.  Would you know how to use an AED (defibrillator) if available?  

Did you know that sudden cardiac arrest can occur at anytime, anywhere, to anyone?  Most common causes of cardiac arrest are: drug overdose or illegal drug abuse, respiratory arrest, electrocution, drowning, choking, and trauma.  However, cardiac arrest can also occur without any known cause.  

Did you know that survival is directly linked to the amount of time between the onset of sudden cardiac arrest and defibrillation?  For every minute of delay, a victim’s chances of survival decrease by 7 to 10 percent.  Early defibrillation within the first 3 to 5 minutes of sudden cardiac arrest is the key to success.  For every minute you delay CPR and defibrillation, the probability of success will diminish.

Did you know that the emergency response time from time of call to actual arrival of paramedics on the scene can be 10 to 15 minutes?  THE ONLY WAY your victim will have a chance at survival under these circumstances is for YOU the bystander to be able to perform effective CPR and defibrillation.  Will YOU be able to step up to the plate when your loved one, co-worker, friend, acquaintance, or fellow human being depends on YOU to be their ONLY CHANCE AT SURVIVAL?

PICK UP THE PHONE TODAY AND SCHEDULE A CPR CLASS!!   Don’t just sign up because your school or work require it.  Sign up because you want to make a difference between life and death.  BE PREPARED!!!  You never know when sudden cardiac arrest will strike, and more than likely it will be right in front of you in an out-of-hospital experience.  There is no worse feeling than of helplessness…..especially when it comes to aiding someone you dearly love.  DO NOT WAIT ANY LONGER!!   SIGN UP TODAY!!

Would your family know what to do if YOU experienced sudden cardiac arrest? It is just as important for your family members and friends to know bystander CPR and defibrillation as it is for you to know.  Give your family and friends the best gift in life…..the education and knowledge to be able to react in an emergency situation to successfully resuscitate and defibrillate a cardiac arrest victim….to SAVE A LIFE!!!  Maybe yours!  DON’T DELAY ANY LONGER!  Schedule a class for you AND your loved ones.  You will never regret it.

To schedule a class, contact Rhonda @
12025 Richmond Avenue
Houston, Texas  77082