Choctaw Lake will host a training class for residents of the community to learn hands on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), how to respond to a choking victim, basic first aid and early warning signs a person may exhibit if having a stroke.
The class will be led through a partnership with London Fire Department and Madison Health. This 2 hour course is designed to increase your confidence if called on to be a first responder. You will be provided with a Certificate of Completion (NOTE: not a certification for CPR). The class is free of charge and will take place from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday September 17th at The Choctaw Lake Lodge. Please register on or before September 13th by emailing email@example.com with the number of attendees from your family. Do not contact the lodge office for registration. You must use the email included in this posting.
Facts about the importance of CPR:
· Approximately 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest occur annually with 88% of them within the home. Statistically speaking, if you are ever called to administer CPR it will be for a spouse, parent, child, friend or neighbor
· Without the aid of CPR, 90% of cardiac arrest victims die. When CPR is administered, the chance of survival more than triples to 45%
· Most health adults can do CPR correctly for about 2 minutes. This is why it’s so important to have many experienced first responders nearby to help
· AED’s are very easy to use and our lodge now has one in case it is ever needed
Facts about early stroke identification:
· Someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds on the average and account for 1 of every 19 deaths.
· The most common recognized sign of a stroke is numbness on one side of the body but only 38% were aware of all major symptoms and knew to call 9-1-1
· Patients who arrive in an emergency room within 3 hours often experience less disability 3 months after a stroke occurs
· Madison Health Hospital participates in a Telestroke Network which provides stroke expertise to 25 rural hospitals throughout Ohio. They use state-of-the-art video technology that instantly connects a neurologist to the emergency physicians to enhance the quality and efficiency of stroke treatment.
Please register on or before September 13th by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of attendees from your family. Do not contact the lodge office for registration. You must use the email included in this posting.