Do you know how to perform CPR on your infant or child? You should! If something goes wrong, the time between when you dialed 911 and when EMS arrives is a critical window. Those three to five minutes can be the difference between life and death. Bystander CPR can double and even triple someone’s chance for survival. That is why Red Stick Moms Blog, The American Heart Association, and Baton Rouge General Medical Center are ready to help you learn those lifesaving skills at “Mom School”.
This FREE “mom friendly” event will teach you how to perform infant and child CPR. We know moms are busy, so as a special treat we have something just for you. Baton Rouge General will also provide quick chats with a nutritionist, chef and dietitian throughout the event to give you some simple tips to take home.
Who :: Moms in the Capital Area that would like infant and child CPR instruction.
What :: This class will teach Hands-Only® CPR and is not considered a full certification course.
When :: Monday, September 21 from 6-8PM.
Where :: Baton Rouge General- 8585 Picardy Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
How :: The event is free but spaces are limited and RSVP is required in advance. Register online:: REGISTER HERE
Why Should I Know CPR?
CPR is a skill that is used to respond to heart attacks, trauma, overdose, or drowning. According to the American Heart Association, effective bystander CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of victims receive CPR from a bystander. With approximately 400,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occurring each year (80 percent of which occur at home), the life you save is most likely to be someone you love. If your loved one does not receive CPR, permanent brain damage or death can occur within minutes if blood flow stops.
CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is a lifesaving procedure that is done when someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. For infants and children this may happen after drowning, suffocation, choking, or other injuries. CPR involves:
- Rescue breathing, which provides oxygen to the lungs; and
- Chest compressions, which keep the blood flowing.
How can I learn CPR?
If you can’t join us for the September 21st event, you can still learn lifesaving skills to keep your family safe. In addition to CPR, Hands-Only® CPR is the latest approved response from the American Heart Association. It consists of chest compressions to help keep blood flowing to the brain to prevent brain damage.
The American Heart Association has endorsed Hands-Only CPR as an effective treatment. Hands-Only CPR involves two simple steps:
1. Call 9-1-1
2. Push hard and fast on the center of the chest until professional help arrives.
Be ready at any time by having CPR instructions at your fingertips. Download the CPR apps by the American Heart Association available for free in the app store or take a local class to become certified. If you don’t have the time to make it to an in-person class, don’t worry. The American Heart Association offers online courses as well perfect for busy moms. Or, you can purchase a home CPR training kit including mannequin so the entire family can learn.
Remember, please REGISTER HERE to RSVP for this FREE event!