Did you know that 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed? According to www.heart.org, 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur in or at home and can happen to someone you love. The American Heart Association trains more than 12 million people in CPR annually, to equip Americans with the skills they need to perform bystander CPR. People need to learn  CPR, I encourage everyone to do so.

I myself took a CPR class not to long ago, and never thought I would use it. While my boyfriend and I were sleeping one night, he woke up instantly and started vomiting in the restroom.  I thought he was fine until he ran back in the room and pointed out he was choking. I wanted to freeze up but then I instantly started doing the heimlich maneuver, and the food flew out. You never know when someone you love will start choking, so I think everyone should take a CPR class or you can even watch practice videos on youtube. On www.heart.org they have a sample video of the basic CPR. You can also look up where and how to take classes at www.norcal-cpr.com. Or you can visit a RedCross web site, they offer classes as well.