In the event of a disaster, emergency
medical response may be delayed because of the remoteness of
your home or by adverse conditions, such as roads blocked by
floodwater or debris. While precious minutes slip by, your emergency
training could mean the difference between life and death.
Properly administered first aid
or CPR can help stabilize an injured or ailing family member
until help arrives. Make sure at least one family member is
trained in first aid and CPR and how to use an automated external
defibrillator. It could save a life.
Who should take this course?
CPR and Basic First Aid courses are designed to accommodate
those people wishing to learn Basic Life Support. Individuals
in health-related fields, care-providers for children or the
elderly and people involved with athletics will especially benefit
from the cognitive skills gained in our courses, but anyone
who wishes to be prepared for an emergency situation should
consider learning CPR.
Is CPR difficult to learn?
CPR consists of knowledge and skills, both of which can be learned
by almost any able-bodied person, adult or teenager. It is important,
however, to pay close attention to the specifics of all instructions
when taking the course.
Can I be sued if I perform CPR
In most states private citizens are protected by the Good Samaritan
Law which states, in general terms, that unless you are a professional
physician and have demonstrated gross negligence while performing
rescue efforts, you may not be sued by the victim.
Your local Red Cross chapter offers
courses to help you and your family prepare for emergencies.
Your local Red Cross chapter is aware of the hazards that can
happen in the area where you live and work, and can provide
you with presentations and information that will help you learn
how to keep your family and co-workers safe when disaster strikes.