“Be A Heart Starter” CPR Training Set For This Weekend At Cajundome
More than 16,000 residents in Acadiana have been trained to administer CPR over the last 13 years, according to Robert Callahan, who joined "Nathan & Bernie in the Morning" to talk about the 14th Annual "Be a Heart Starter!" CPR Training set for this Saturday.
Of the 16,000, more than 1,000 were trained last year, Callahan said.
"For every minute you go without CPR, your survival rate goes down about ten percent," Callahan said. The survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest was about one percent--the first year of the Heart Starter program--and has since gone up to 32 percent today, according to Acadian Ambulance.
The free event is open to anyone in middle school and older. Participants are asked to register by going to www.heartstarter.org or by calling (877) 242-4277. Two sessions--one at 8 a.m. and the other at 10: 30 a.m.--will take place at the Cajundome.
To listen to the full interview with Callahan, click on the 'Play' button below.