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CPR a vital skill when needed

Published 9:28am Friday, November 1, 2013

Earlier this week, county residents got the opportunity to learn several life-saving techniques for one of the most life threatening ailments in the United States today.

Conducted by the Lawrence County Emergency Medical Services, those in attendance were taught skills necessary to combat cardiopulmonary conditions.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) affects nearly 1,000 people per day with four out of five occurring inside the home in the United States.

Having the knowledge needed to provide measures significantly enhances the ability for the victim to survive.

Those procedures include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) along with the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED).

We applaud the LCMS and training coordinator Steven Harrison for providing this service to the county and increasing the preparedness in the event someone should need to provide these potentially lifesaving actions to a family member, neighbor, co-worker, or anyone who may fall victim to this disease.

 

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