Emergency Preparedness Committee: CPR/AED/First Aid Class – March 18, 2016 in the Clubhouse

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
ATTENTION ALL NIGUEL SHORES RESIDENTS:
On Friday, March 18, we will be holding another CPR/AED/First Aid class in the Clubhouse from 10:00 AM-1:00 p.m.
The fee is $45.00 (please register at the office by Friday, March 11 with a check for $45).
This is another great opportunity to get professional training and certification and learn critical life-saving skills and techniques. The class is open to folks outside of Niguel Shores, so feel free to bring a friend.
Did you know…? Less than one-third of people who need CPR receive it and less than 3 percent of Americans receive CPR training each year. DON’T be in that 97% group!
Also, DID YOU KNOW… 4 in 5 cardiac arrests happen at home!
THREE SURPRISES about CPR: You don’t have to do mouth-to-mouth breathing anymore. The new, easy way, called hands-only CPR, uses continuous chest compressions. AND it’s just as effective, experts say.
You can still give CPR if you haven’t had training or your certification card is expired. Whatever you do is BETTER THAN NOTHING!! BUT, why not attend our class and learn key techniques and bonus techniques for First Aid and AED training?
You won’t hurt anybody by trying. People worry they will break a rib. You can’t hurt a person if they’re dead.
And the Good Samaritan laws offer protection against liability.
You can’t be sued for trying—and you can make a difference between life and death.
NOT FOR WOMEN ONLY, BUT…It’s TRUE: Heart Disease is the No.1 killer in WOMEN.
Yet, only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat. Women are less likely to call 9-1-1 when experienceing symptoms of a heart attack themselves. It simply doesn’t occur to them to do so. And why would it? The bulk of media attention on the disease is focuses on men.
HERE are more unsettling facts:
■■ Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute.
■■ 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
■■ Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease and the gap between men and women’s survival continues to widen.
■■ The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women vs. men, and are often misunderstood.
■■ While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease. We can address what causes heart disease, how it can be prevented, diet and nutrition, and other factors related to heart health and awareness but why not attend our upcoming class to learn more…as a starter. We didn’t intentionally skip the guys in this segment but why don’t you get him off the couch and do the class together?
—Kent Wellbrock

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