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Learn CPR To Save Lives – Jack Harvell CPR Mass Training Class 2016

2/8/2016


Area residents will have the opportunity to learn how to save a life through the annual Jack Harvell Mass Training CPR class from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on February 13th at the Lake Jackson Civic Center.

As the 22nd annual mass CPR class, the event is sponsored by Brazosport Regional Health System and the Southern Brazoria County CPR Task Force. In February of 2002, the training was renamed as a tribute to the late Jack Harvell, a pioneer of CPR training in Southern Brazoria County. 

CPR is a basic procedure that is proven to save lives. It’s easy for anyone to learn and it’s an invaluable skill everyone should have. CPR is a life-saving technique that keeps a person’s heart pumping blood and oxygen to the brain while “buying time” until paramedics arrive with more advanced care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. CPR in the first few minutes means the difference between life and death.

This is why it’s important for everyone to have a CPR certification. The training is available to anyone 13 years and older. Someone in cardiac arrest has a 4 to 6 minute window for someone to provide CPR. Just think…it could be a family member, a friend or even a neighbor that needs CPR.

The community-wide CPR class will be conducted by American Heart Association certified instructors. To pre-register, or for more information, please call Brazosport Regional Educational Services at 979-285-1258. The cost is $15 for the book and CPR card. Take action now and register early for the CPR class scheduled for Saturday, February 13, 2016.

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