Certification to Save a Life, Brought to You by Chicago

Kristin Kruk, 6/24/2013

CPR administration occurring immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest doubles, or even triples, a victim’s chance of survival, according to the American Heart Association.  Unfortunately, a large percentage of Americans do not know how to deliver CPR. How much? 70% of the American population would not know how they could save a life.

Chicago training site, Windy City CPR, offers a variety of classes that help prepare individuals for potential life threatening situations. The classes include Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Heartsaver CPR/AED, Heartsaver First Aid & CPR/AED, American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid and American Heart Association Bloodborne Pathogens. Price, length and objectives of the classes differ by subject matter covered. 

Emergency situations require first instinct responses. Furthermore, these instances sometimes demand CPR attention. According to the American Heart Association, almost 383,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur every year and 88% of those occur in the home. 

Senior caregivers providing homecare may be likely to find themselves in this situation. Caregivers in Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky can sign up for CPR classes through Windy City CPR to be prepared in life threatening situations. Classes can be taught at your location or at Windy City CPR. 

Classes for CPR, AED and First Aid certification welcome people of all ages and places in the workforce to join.  Windy City CPR encourages those working in nursing homes, medical offices, health care providers, and many others to get certified.  Karen Kluss, founder of Windy City CPR, believes CPR/AED and First Aid should be taught at a young age, 10 years old, in our schools as a course in Basic Life Skills

“I had a childproofing business 5 years ago where many clients didn't know what to do if their child was choking, unresponsive, or needed first aid,” says Karen. “This lead me into the two businesses I presently have. Windy City CPR and 4 Nutrition Data, where I educate others on nutrition and poisons in and around our home. “

32% of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander. Increase this percentage and double, or even triple, the victim’s chances of survival with the certification to save a life.

Karen Kluss started teaching CPR in 2009. Her classes contain helpful and useful information that develop appropriate techniques. Karen aims to instruct the training in a formal fashion while keeping the class informal to create a positive learning experience. While Windy City CPR calls Schaumburg and Elgin, IL home, classes may be taught in other Illinois location and Kentucky and Indiana.

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