Why should I get CPR certified? How does CPR save lives? What is the importance of CPR training?
These are all questions you may be asking yourself and they are great questions we as Americans should be asking ourselves. At OC Safety CPR & First Aid Training, we provide high quality and professional training taught by first responders with real-life experience in these types of situations. It is extremely important to be certified as summer approaches, especially if you are a new parent.
Here are 5 reasons why you should get CPR certified:
1. Confidence and Peace of Mind
Knowing you have the ability to sustain a life until emergency personnel arrive is a powerful thing. Give yourself the confidence and relief that you can help in an emergency situation.
2. Be Different
There are not enough certified individuals who would be prepared in the case of an emergency. Only 15-30% of people who experience sudden cardiac arrests receive bystander CPR and this is largely due to people saying they were never trained. A few broken ribs from properly performing CPR, but giving a life to live is far more important than someone unsure of their abilities injuring the already unconscious individual without a chance of survival.
3. Ability to Save Lives
Hands-only CPR is also an option. It has been shown to be just as effective for adults who experience sudden cardiac arrest.
4. Gain Respect
Getting certified in one class can help you earn respect from your peers and give them added trust in you. You become a dependable, reliable, responsible acquaintance and may even serve as an inspiration for others to get certified as well.
5. Proper Preparedness
- Over 85% of cardiac arrests occur at home. Lives can be saved by significant others, friends, and even children.
Get Certified With OC Safety
OC Safety provides CPR, first aid, BLS and AED training and certification for Orange County. If you are looking to get certified or recertified in Southern California, sign up for one of our classes. At the end of your class, you will receive your 2-year certification card authorized by the American Heart Association. Sign up today or give us a call at (714) 960-1911 for more information. We look forward to seeing you in one of our classes!