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Your CPR training increases the victim’s survival in cardiac emergency situations

CPR Training: An Important Step In Saving Lives
CPR Training: An Important Step In Saving Lives

Before her shift at Chase Field, Jane Powers, a longtime Arizona Diamondbacks employee, passed out.

On August 20, 2012, Jane Powers experienced an arrhythmia episode shortly before a game. Soon after describing her dizziness to a coworker, Powers passed out.

Jim Joyce, a famously errant umpire who once prevented a major league pitcher from pitching a perfect game, was exiting the tunnel when he noticed Powers tumbling to the ground.

Although Joyce had only used CPR once before, nearly 30 years ago, when he was a young lifeguard, he had no trouble recalling what to do when he saw Powers writhing on the ground.

Lifeguards are required to attend First Aid CPR training and are often encouraged to obtain a BLS Certification.

She wasn't breathing, which he discovered as soon as he examined her vital signs. He acted immediately and started performing hands-only CPR by rapidly and forcefully pushing in the middle of her chest.

Then, he recalled that his daughter Keri, a nursing student, had informed him about hands-only CPR, so he started performing compressions to the tune of "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees.

Nurses are required to get BLS Certification and ACLS certification to work as medical practitioners.

Eventually, paramedics came and took over CPR. Since then, Powers has made it her personal goal to aid in raising awareness of the value of CPR training. She's made it a custom to incorporate CPR instruction into her birthday celebrations.

Powers wants you to know that anyone has the potential to save a life. Call 9-1-1 and then press quickly and forcefully in the middle of the chest of the adult you see collapse, preferably to the tune of "Stayin' Alive."

We offer Heartsaver CPR AED courses in the following locations


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