Y-Minute: CPR Classes

Y-Minute: CPR Classes

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Health emergencies can happen anywhere and anytime making it hard for emergency services to be at the right place at the right time.

When seconds count, having the knowledge to provide CPR and first aid can help you save a life.

"You always think with CPR and first aid training, well it won't happen to me. But anything where there are motion and people, there's always that chance that something is going to happen," said CPR-First Aid Coordinator, Joe Cronin.

According to cpr.heart.org, 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home.

And only 46% of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest get the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives.

That training to save a life can be found at the YMCA in Wichita Falls.

"We're training people in first aid and CPR so that they can provide basic support for a person who might be injured until a first responder, a professional, can arrive," Cronin said.

The class has been simplified to fit the schedule of those who take it.

Now, you complete a 4-5 hour online course at home that you can start and stop whenever your schedule allows.

Then on Saturdays, there's a two-hour practical course where you practice CPR, rescue breathing, and go through real life scenarios.

The classes can hold up to ten people and are available for members and non-members.

The cost of the class is around $65.

To contact the YMCA you can reach them at (940)761-1000.

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