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#CPRweek Twitter Party and iTouch Giveaway

How many of you learned CPR when you were younger? Maybe you took a class as part of lifeguard training for a summer job or completed a course for a badge in scouts. You may have even taken a refresher course when you became a parent. But we need to do more – over 92% of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of the hospital die from it. It’s time for an updated lesson or even a refresher course on CPR.

The week of June 1st is CPR week, and we are helping the American Heart Association get the word out about the importance of learning CPR. The American Heart Association wants one million people to learn about CPR between June 1st and June 7th. The goal is to increase awareness about CPR and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) so that people will know what to do if someone suddenly collapses from cardiac arrest.

We’re helping to spread the word about #cprweek by holding a Twitter party, and we’d like to see you there! Please join us Wednesday, June 2nd from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST by following the Twitter accounts @minianne and @resourcefulmom. Use the hashtag #cprweek as we learn more about CPR and AEDs with experts in CPR and a cardiac arrest survivor.

As a special prize, AHA will be giving away one iTouch and a number of CPR Anytime kits during the event.

We hope you’ll get involved! You can be one of a million! Take a class, watch a video, or play an online game to learn more about CPR and AEDS. You can also log your experiences learning about CPR at http://www.cprweek.org/. We’ll tweet you there!

Planning on attending? RSVP here!

Comments

  1. 21
    helenlam says:

    I also need to be recertified soon!

  2. 22
    Trisha A says:

    I think this is a great idea. Happy to participate

  3. 23
    Sara A Broers says:

    I hope I make this one~ need to transport some teens around to get ready for a state competition- hope i'm home in time!

  4. 24
    SharpTeethOfLove says:

    This is a great topic- I'll be there! @halfbluesky

  5. 25
    Nikki Reilly says:

    I learned CPR as a teenager working at Water World out in Colorado. I was a lifeguard for several years and loved it! It was a very interesting and informative course to take and something that everyone should learn – We all need to learn the proper way to administer CPR and First Aid. I'm grateful for this Twitter Party – I'm going to let my friends know about it as well!!

  6. 26
    Donna C. says:

    Current on my CPR :) I will be at the party!

  7. 27
    MoreThanMommy says:

    I could definitely use a CPR refresher. Thanks for the reminder! I'll be there.

  8. 28
    kailey2004 says:

    Valuable information that everyone should know.

    I'll be there!

    @Kailey2004

  9. 29

    I used to be certified in CPR- I need to renew my certification.

  10. 30
    alinatmom says:

    This sounds like a great topic to discuss. I always keep up on my CPR training being a mother with small children

  11. 31
    Anonymous says:

    I had cpr training since high school, I need a refresher!
    @pobrokefolk

  12. 32
    Anonymous says:

    yay cpr!! its so important!
    @marlibu

  13. 33

    Count me in. I need a refresher and plan on a class soon.

  14. 34

    Count me in please.

  15. 35
    Anonymous says:

    it's probably too late to RSVP but anyway
    @little_kisa

  16. 36
    elizabeth says:

    i may be late but im here!

  17. 37

    Great Twitter party — CPR is so very important.

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