November is CPR Month

November is CPR Month
70 per cent of heart attacks occur at home – DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO?

Although the majority of Canadians say they would recognize the signs if someone were experiencing a heart attack or another cardiac emergency, fewer than half say they have the skills to help in this common and life-threatening emergency.

  • More than 50,000 Canadians die of heart disease every year.
  • Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians who have had to perform first aid did so to help a family member.
  • Canadians who have taken a first aid course are considerably more confident in their skills to be able to help someone experiencing a medical emergency.

November is CPR Month, an annual campaign to promote the importance of CPR as a lifesaving skill, and to encourage everyone to obtain CPR training. Get certified. Know what to do.

ENTER TO WIN! Forward this message to your contacts and invite them to enter for a chance to win one of 10 first aid kits.

SPREAD THE WORD! During CPR Month, help us share our messages on social media sites.

DOWNLOAD THE RED CROSS APP! It’s never been easier to keep your skills up to date, or to help someone in need. www.redcross.ca/apps

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