FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH

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By Carlette Anderson

January 21, 2014 (San Diego's East County) -- Each year the president proclaims February to be Heart Month.

Would you know how to respond if your child stopped breathing or someone you love had a heart attack? As parents we all want the very best for our children. However when it comes to knowing what to do if our child stops breathing, we panic and call 911.  Every year, we hear about children who have drowned in a pool because no one knew how to perform CPR. If CPR is administered within the first two to three minutes the child has a good chance of surviving with no brain damage. After four minutes the child can have severe brain damage and after six minutes the chance of survival is slim. Most parents would like to know how to perform CPR but with their busy schedules it is difficult to find the time to attend a class.

The good news is now you can learn CPR online in the comfort of your own home at www.cprpros.com.

This course was created for people who have never taken CPR. For those who have taken CPR it is a breath of fresh air, not to have to sit in a class to be re-certified. It includes simple language with interactive animations, graphics and illustrations. You learn how to perform CPR on a child, infant and adult. You also learn the Heimlich Maneuver and what to do for drowning. Another benefit for taking CPR online is that you can give your user name and password to all your family members, baby sitters and friends. You receive a certification card and they receive the knowledge. Now more people than ever before can learn these life saving skills. It is so simple even young children can learn CPR online.

The most frequently asked question is, “How can you learn CPR without practicing on a manikin? Everything we learn in life is in our mind. By watching the animations and reading the text you become the rescuer. While taking the course you can use your own body to find your own pulse. You can even have your children beside you so you can locate their pulse and find where to compress on their chest. If a situation happens those animations will pop into your mind and you will know exactly what to do. The life you save may be someone you love. No one should die because you did not learn CPR. For more information visit www.cprpros.com .

Carlette Anderson is the Founder and President of Save-A-Heart “The CPR Pros.”