CPR course at library

GREENVILLE – Sandra Dunn of the American Red Cross will be at the Greenville Public Library on Thursday Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. to teach Citizen CPR.

The course is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but appreciated. Please visit the Library’s Facebook Event Page or call 548-3915 for more information.

The purpose of the course is to teach untrained bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR. Having more citizen bystanders trained in this simple skill can help save lives by putting more cardiac arrest victims within a few steps of lifesaving assistance.

Dunn shares some important facts. When a person’s heart stops, brain death occurs in as little as 8-10 minutes. The national average response time for an ambulance is 10 minutes. Research shows that the shorter the time from collapse to when CPR is initiated, the greater the chance of survival in a cardiac arrest emergency.

Be sure to attend this important course! Refreshments will be served.

Staff report