Offered by the Snider Community Heart Watch, along with the Gordon B. Snider Cardiovascular Institute, Community CPR Day provides participants free cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. For individuals who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital, the chance of survival is less than 10 percent. Brain damage can occur in four minutes and for every minute you wait for treatment of cardiac arrest, the chance of survival goes down by 10 percent.
Starting CPR before emergency personnel arrives may increase the chance of survival. The community needs to be able to rely on each other to provide CPR in the event of an emergency. Participants in Community CPR Day will be certified in adult, child and infant CPR with the American Safety and Health Institute as community providers upon successful completion of practical skills and written exam. In addition to certification, a second type of CPR training will be offered that day known as HOPE (Hands On Practical Experience).
HOPE is a simplified form of CPR using only compressions and no breaths. The HOPE program was created in early 2012 for FMC’s Community CPR Day. To date, more than 3,500 people have been HOPE trained. The more people trained means odds of having someone near when a person suffers cardiac arrest.
In 2012, Fairfield Medical Center offered CPR training to participating schools in Fairfield County. Close to 2,000 students were trained in hands only CPR. Fairfield Medical Center is the first organization that has offered this training publicly with hopes that the training course will be modeled nationally.
The 2013 CPR Day will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fairfield Medical Center and Pickerington Central High School.
Registration for CPR Day is required. Simply fill out this CPR Day registration form and return it to the Fairfield Medical Center marketing department via fax, (740) 687-8795 or by mailing it to:
Fairfield Medical Center
Attn: Marketing Dept.
401 North Ewing Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Please call, (740) 689-6893 with questions.