CPR Training Session Scheduled Saturday In Austin

Potter County Today

cprA Community CPR Training session will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Austin Firehall, starting at 9 am. Fee of $2.00 per student will cover the cost of a CPR certification card. Instructor will be Dawn Bacon. Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis for the 15 openings in the class. To sign up or learn more, call 814-274-8900.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure which is attempted in an effort to return life to a person in cardiac arrest. CPR involves chest compressions in an effort to create artificial circulation by manually pumping blood through the heart. In addition, the rescuer may provide breaths by either exhaling into the mouth or using a device that pushes air into the lungs. CPR alone is unlikely to restart the heart; its main purpose is to restore partial flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart.

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