90 seconds can save your life!

Hands-Only CPR — Anyone can do it. Everyone should!

HeartSafe Wisconsin is requesting your help addressing a health concern that impacts our entire community. Did you know that 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes? Statistically speaking, if you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a spouse, a parent, a child or a friend. We are seeking participation from you to learn about this important life skill.

June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. We’re pleased to support the American Heart Association and its important mission to increase survival from cardiac arrest. We are asking all members within our community to please take 90 seconds of your day to learn the lifesaving skills of Hands-Only CPR.

You may wonder why this is such an important cause. Your life is why!  In just 90 seconds, you can learn the two simple steps to Hands-Only CPR. Click here to watch the Hands-Only CPR video

Please watch the video any day June 1-7. Then share the link with family and friends.

Thank you for learning how to save a life!

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According to the American Heart Association, every year an estimated 8,800 youth and 410,000 adults die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  Currently only about 3% – 5% of out-of-hospital SCA events make it to the hospital alive. The only thing that can save the life of a SCA victims is being administered CPR and an electrical shock by an AED within the first couple of minutes after the event. For every minute that the heart is not shocked, chance of survival decreases by 10%.  More resources and training needs to be in place to increase survival rates from SCA. Every year, fires claim 6,000 lives and nearly $37 Billion is spent on fire prevention and supression. Similar efforts are needed to increase SCA survival rates in Wisconsin and throughout the United States.

Our organization is dedicated to educating the community about proper response to sudden cardiac arrest through CPR, AED use and engaging emergency responders.  Our goal is to designate local communities, businesses, schools and organizations as “HeartSafe”.  Join us in our efforts to save a life–contact us to learn how your organization can achieve this life-saving training.

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HEARTSafe Wisconsin

Please take the time to learn CPR, the life you save maybe someone you love!Early CPR Intervention saves 59-year-old father:

The early application of CPR and an automatic electronic defibulator (AED) saved a 59-year-old Town of Farmington man this past Friday. The man, with no prior cardiac history, was at home hosting a family gathering at his Green Lake home when he suddenly went unresponsive at 7:53 pm. The 26-year-old stepdaughter, who is a life guard trained in CPR, immediately recognized the signs of cardiac distress and started CPR.

According to Washington County Sheriff Martin Schulteis, “The early intervention of CPR by the stepdaughter provided the critical time needed to get first responders on scene with the AED. Thanks to her, this man has a second chance at life.” The Sheriff went on to say, “Stories like this clearly demonstrate the importance for everyone to know basic CPR. One day you may need it to save a loved one, just as this stepdaughter did.”

A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived on scene and provided Fillmore First Responders with an AED which was used to shock his heart back into rhythm. The man regained consciousness before he was transported to the hospital. Speaking with a family representative, the man recovered and is set to be released today.
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