Over 300,000 people experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest each year; approximately 92% of those who experience sudden cardiac arrest do not survive. However, given properly and immediately to sudden cardiac arrest victims, CPR can save lives. Therefore, the importance of CPR training is very strong. Last month, on January 27, 2014, the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation presented 10 CPR training manikins in New Orleans to six local high schools and a group representing 14 volunteer fire departments. Services like this are highly essential in order to inform people not only how to perform CPR, but also to understand why CPR training is so vital.
In fact, it was just last year that the mother of 3-month old baby learned first-hand how important the process CPR training is. Two boys ages 10 and 9 were playing near Susanna Rohm’s home, when her baby stopped breathing. She wasn’t able to find her phone, so she ran outside screaming for help. This is when the two boys, Ethan and Rocky came to her aid. She was attempting CPR on her baby when she says that Rocky gave her clear instructions that ended up making the baby breathe again, and saving its life. As it turns out, the boys learned CPR from posters in the cafeteria at their school.
No one wants to be in a situation where someone they love is in need of CPR, and can’t even perform it correctly. For reasons as such, CPR training is very important, and strongly encouraged for people of all ages. Members of the GCADA and the NADA Charitable foundation are committed to providing CPR training manikins to hospitals, police, fire departments, schools, and red crosses. Any non-profit organization that provides CPR training, and is in need of one of these training manikins may contact their local new car retailer, or Sandy Moeller at the GCADA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-326-7100.