February is National Heart Month, also a good time to remind everyone to take care of their heart and consider their risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Cardiac arrest claims thousands of lives every year. It’s also the perfect time to take training on how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to help save lives.
RISKS OF HEART DISEASE
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists the following as some of the main risk factors leading to heart disease:
- High blood pressure
- Unhealthy blood cholesterol levels
- Diabetes mellitus
- Eating a diet high in saturated fats, trans fat, and cholesterol
- Too much salt (sodium) in the diet
- Not getting enough physical activity
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Tobacco use
- Genetic factors
TAKE A CLASS
Washington Township offers two CPR classes a month. The CPR/AED classes take just a few hours but can help you save a life when every moment counts. With CPR/AED classes for Good Samaritans, parents, teachers, grandparents, office staff, and medical professionals alike, we can help you learn how, and when, to provide care for someone experiencing cardiac arrest.
Our classes are designed for the way you learn. You can learn more about our class by clicking here.