Evangelical on Importance of CPR Regulations
LEWISBURG – During the month of February, Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation will Rock Red for Healthy Hearts with Evangelical Community Hospital.
Evangelical Wellness Educator Deana Carson says one role we can all play in keeping everyone healthy is staying up to date on CPR regulations, “They (American Heart Association) really look at the science, they keep everything update.”
“Certifications are good for about a two-year range, depending on what organization you take it with. But we really recommend you keep up on it. You just never know when it might be needed. Even a professional athlete on the top of their game can have a cardiac emergency.”
She referred to Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills, who is recovering from cardiac arrest during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals last month.
Carson says Evangelical is offering CPR certification classes, which are taught through the American Heart Association. There are also CPR classes available at The Miller Center monthly.
Carson says access to AED’s is becoming easier, especially in public settings, and anyone can use them in the event of an emergency, “Because it’s been proven that a person’s best chance of survival in a cardiac emergency is immediate CPR and then an AED within three to five minutes. And they are very easy to use, so they talk to you; they tell you exactly what steps to do.”
In addition, Evangelical is hosting a free healthy heart screening Tuesday, February 14 from 6:30-10 a.m. at The Miller Center. There’s also a Talk with the Doc on Women’s Heart Health the following Tuesday, February 21 at 6 p.m. in the main conference room at the hospital’s main lobby. To register for the CPR classes, the heart screening, and the Women’s Heart Health talk, call 570-768-3200 or visit evanhospital.com. Hear more on the WKOK.com Podcast Page or wherever you listen to podcasts.