Recognizing that cardiopulmonary resuscitation done by a bystander can nearly triple a person’s chances of surviving a cardiac arrest, the North Metro Fire Rescue District will offer classes in CPR …
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Recognizing that cardiopulmonary resuscitation done by a bystander can nearly triple a person’s chances of surviving a cardiac arrest, the North Metro Fire Rescue District will offer classes in CPR and other trauma skills Aug. 10.
North Metro Fire will teach residents how to give CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and control bleeding as part of their free non-certification Family and Friends CPR classes and Stop the Bleed classes.
Firefighters will teach the free CPR and Stop the Bleed classes back to back at North Metro Fire’s Headquarters at 101 Spader Way in Broomfield. One set of classes will begin at 9 a.m., the next set will start at noon, and the last sessions will begin at 3 p.m.
Participants can attend one or both lifesaving classes and are encouraged to register online at www.nmfr.org/cpr to ensure a spot.
Participants will watch an instructional video in the Family and Friends CPR class and get to practice hands-only compressions on CPR mannequins under the supervision of North Metro firefighters. They will also learn how to use an AED to help revive a potential cardiac arrest victim.
In the Stop the Bleed classes, participants will learn how to pack wounds, apply a tourniquet and further assist a victim who is bleeding from an injury. The top cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding, and 20 percent of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control).
Mile High RETAC, is providing equipment and supplies for the classes. While registration is encouraged, walk-in participants are welcome as space allows. Minors are welcome to attend the classes as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
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