CPR - You Can Do It
Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don't be afraid. Your actions can only help. When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help
How to Give Hands-Only CPR. If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of any tune that is 100 to 120 beats per minute. Immediate CPR can double or even triple a person's chance of survival. For more information, please see cpr.heart.org.
Spokane County Fire District 8 offers Family & Friends Cardiopulmonary Rususcitation (CPR) throughout the year to family members, friends, and members of the community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. This Amerian Heart Association Family & Friends CPR class contains information on how to perform CPR on adults, children, and infants, and also how to help an adult, child, or infant who is choking.
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Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical conditions that might prevent these activities, please tell your instructor. Your instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have a bad back, knee, or hip problems. Also, please tell your instructor if you have a latex allergy.
Class size is limited and registration is required. Please contact Spokane County Fire District 8 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This class is not intended for healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, or respiratory therapists who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. Please contact Inland Northwest Health Services at 509-242-4264 for information on Healthcare Providers Courses .