National CPR Week begins today June 1-7, and it's a great time to review, learn or get certified in CPR in support of women's heart health and the Go Red for Women campaign. I recently learned that four out of five out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home - which means that the life you could save with CPR is most likely that of someone you know or love. However, seven out of 10 Americans either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed.
That means 70% of Americans may be left standing idly by when a friend, neighbor or loved one needs them most. Anyone can and should learn the life saving skill - who wants to be a bystander in their loved one's time of need? In support of National CPR Week, Go Red for Women is asking everyone to watch this one-minute Official Hands-Only CPR instructional video to learn how to save a life with CPR. Watch it, and pass it along to five of your loved ones. They just may pick up on enough CPR training to save your life one day.
Visit GoRedForWomen.org for more information and ways to support the women's heart health initiative.