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eMedical Urgent Care Helps Promote World CPR Challenge 2017 with Free CPR Classes

Posted on Mon, May 15, 2017

World CPR Challenge

World-CPR-Challenge-(2).jpgEach year, more than 350,000 Americans experience sudden cardiac arrest. Only 10 percent of individuals who experience cardiac arrest outside of the hospital will survive, according to the American Heart Association. However, when a bystander performs CPR until EMS arrives, studies show that the odds of the victim surviving can triple. Please join us to learn this life-saving skill throughout the week of May 21-27 as we promote the annual World CPR Challenge with free CPR classes (see details below).

About World CPR Challenge

To raise awareness and increase bystander CPR rates, American Medical Response (AMR), the nation’s largest provider of emergency medical services and medical transportation, along with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) are partnering for one of the largest bystander CPR trainings in history.

Hosted during May 21-27, National EMS Week, these three organizations are teaming up for the 5th annual World CPR Challenge.

Since kicking off the World CPR Challenge in 2013, AMR has seen bystander CPR double from 21 to 41 percent. The goals of the World CPR challenge are to continue to train more people in CPR and improve bystander CPR rates to increase the number of survivors from sudden cardiac arrest.

World CPR Challenge Message

Whether you’re hiking, at the mall or at home, life-threatening cardiac emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. A knowledgeable bystander can be the difference between life and death. You could be that bystander. It only takes a few minutes to learn the technique, so do something for yourself and the community by learning compression-only CPR.

Compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep life-saving blood flowing through a victim’s body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm without mouth-to-mouth breaths.


When someone is found unresponsive, the AMR advises this simple and three-part response:

  • Call 911
  • Push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives.
  • Send someone to find an AED if possible.
Supporting Our Community Through the World CPR Challenge

eMedical Urgent Care will be offering free Compression-Only CPR classes. All classes are about an hour long.
 
  • Middletown office on Wednesday, May 24 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (limit 10 per class).
  • Berkeley Heights office on Thursday, May 25 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (limit 8 per class).
To register, contact Susan Popik at susan.popik@emcare.com today.

eMedical Urgent Care is located in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey 908.464.6700, and Middletown, New Jersey 732.957.0707 and brings advanced technology, innovative programs, patient-centered and family sensitive care to area residents. After work or on the weekends, we‘re available. At eMedical Urgent Care, patients are seen on a walk-in basis without an appointment; our convenient hours are designed to fit your busy schedule.

To learn more about the World CPR Challenge and how you can participate, visit www.amr.net/cpr.

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