Local organization Emergency Heartbeat offers CPR classes

A Toledo company offers courses to equip participants with vital knowledge.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Knowledge CPR and first aid are essential to make every second count in a dangerous situation where lives are at stake.

Victims of cardiac arrest or other emergencies require immediate on-site medical attention, which can be provided by someone certified in CPR, which can save lives. CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, keeps oxygen flowing to the brain and other crucial organs until normal heart rhythm is restored.

Because CPR can potentially save someone’s life, training and certification are extremely important. Luckily, there are places in the Toledo area that offer CPR and first aid classes.

On North Reynolds Road, Emergency Heartbeat: CPR First Aid Training Center offers classes usually available on Wednesdays and Saturdays for a cost of $80. After attending the two-hour course, participants will be certified in CPR; attending the four-hour class will provide certification in CPR and first aid.

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Training officer Steven Lewis said CPR is an important skill to have, whatever your profession.

“I would like to spread the word not only as a business owner, but I know I’m changing lives,” Lewis said. “This skill changes lives when people walk out of here and they know ‘I can do CPR’, and the thing about this course is not just learning a skill, it’s knowing why you’re doing it. what you do.”

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He also added that if you are certified in CPR and someone is injured, the Good Samaritan Law provides legal protection for people who provide reasonable assistance to those in need.

For more information on CPR/Emergency First Aid, click here.

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