Train to "Save a Life" at mass CPR/AED training sessions this weekendHouston, TX - 2/6/2012
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, the Greater Houston Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the Texas Arrhythmia Institute are offering Houston-area residents a chance to become certified in CPR/AED use for $10 on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. More information about Save a Life can be found below and on the Web at http://www.houstonsavealife.org.
Victims of sudden cardiac arrest have between a 50 and 75 percent chance of being resuscitated if a shock is administered to the heart within five minutes of collapsing. Immediate intervention is crucial. The chance of a patient surviving cardiac arrest decreases by about 10 percent each minute after collapse, with the likelihood of survival being minimal after 10 minutes.
Since 2006, many young Texan athletes have experienced sudden, life-threatening heart problems. Nearly 400 AEDs (automatic external defibrillators) were distributed to every school in the Houston and Spring Branch districts and to other area institutions by the Texas Arrhythmia Institute. Yet the general population remains largely untrained in CPR and in the use of AEDs. On-site AEDs go unused 66 percent of the time, even at the site of a sudden cardiac arrest.
The event is sponsored by the Houston Texans and LyondellBasell.
TIME AND LOCATION OF TRAINING EVENTS
English-language training (offered twice)
Spanish-language session (offered once)
These are indoor events and will take place rain or shine.
COST AND HOW TO REGISTER
Participants must pre-register
$10 per person. Participants must be 12 years of age or older. Upon
Register by phone
To speak with a representative of the Greater Houston Red Cross, please contact Cameron Ballantyne at 713-313-1639 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To speak with a representative of Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center or the Texas Arrhythmia Institute, please contact David Bricker at 832-667-5811 or email@example.com.