Save a Life. Jump Start a Heart.
There are more than 356,000 out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrests (SCA) each year in the U.S., a condition in which the heart unexpectedly stops beating, halting blood flow to the brain and other organs. Unfortunately, SCA carries with it a 90% fatality rate.
Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) are portable, lightweight devices that, when used along with CPR, can restore a healthy heart rhythm for a person before emergency help arrives. AED’s are simple life-saving devices that are easy and safe for anyone to use. Research has shown that the chance of survival increases by 70-80% if defibrillation can be performed within minutes.
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Questions About the Jump Start a Heart Program?
Check out the videos below. Learn about the program’s success across the nation, and see how Jump Start a Heart uses PulsePoint technology to help save lives here in West Feliciana Parish.
How can I learn CPR?
CPR today is very easy to perform and can be learned quickly in informal settings such as community street fairs, group training sessions, take-home DVD-based courses, or even by watching brief online videos (although these types of training environments do not provide certificates of skill documentation). In addition, West Feliciana Hospital holds routine CPR training sessions throughout the year.
Check here for a list of scheduled classes. If your group or organization would like to schedule a CPR training class by West Feliciana Hospital EMS, please contact Dawn McBeth, at 225-635-2446 or McBethD@wfph.org
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) actually require no training to use.
Other sources for CPR Training are: