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Why you Need to Know CPR - Wellness

It’s a free C-P-R class designed for friends and families before they get certified. “Friends and family get together, and they get to learn the skill, and it’s a much more casual setting, and it’s only 2 hours. We make it simple, so we just do the hands only, so we are taking out the breaths piece,” explained Jamie Hoover, a personal health advocate for Lee Health. The class teaches life-saving skills, including how to use an AED. “In an emergency, we want to do something, so the first thing we want to do is we want to call 911,” she said. The family and friends CPR course teaches life-saving skills that can be used for both children and adults. It’s designed to give families a basic understanding of what to do in an emergency. “It’s more of an empowering class too, like hey, if you can’t do anything but call 911 and start CPR, something is better than nothing in this instance, and when CPR is present it is going to increase the chances of survival,” said Hoover. The class explains what to do if you find someone who is not breathing, is unresponsive and has no pulse. “If you do not see that chest rise for 10 seconds, then you can start doing the skills of chest compression. I encourage them that this is something that is going to be beneficial to the person needing this help,” she said. While the class does not offer certification, it does help families feel more confident about what to do an emergency. “The skills that they learn in friends and family can definitely save a life,” Hoover said. View More Health Matters video segments at Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health - Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit