HAVE YOU EVER SAVED A LIFE? While some consider this nearly impossible, saving lives with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is easier than most assume. Many Americans are simply uninformed of the importance of CPR, when in fact, it has the ability to save countless lives. Consider this: four out of five cardiac arrests occur in the home and is more likely to be a loved one or a friend. The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) issues and revises CPR guidelines every 5 years, which means training is always changing. Chest compressions and rescue breaths have the capability of stopping preventable deaths, but only if CPR is appropriately grasped and implemented into our daily lives
In determination to educate more individuals about the importance or proper CPR, Dr. Karl Fritz” Disque taught CPR & basic first aid instruction to the enthusiastic students and faculty of Thames College. Dr. Disque, executive director of National Health Care Provider Solutions (NHCPS) and practicing anesthesiologist at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, was thrilled for the opportunity to spread awareness and training. With CPR mannequins, an AED and a presentation, the 30-minute demonstration was a success.
Dr. Disque hopes his contribution to the students and staff of Thames College hasn’t stopped after the presentation. When one person is trained in CPR, he or she has the potential to train others. The ILCOR and NHCPS encourage every CPR-trained individual to teach at least five other friends or family members. This can essentially prevent the unnecessary death of any victim of cardiac arrest. Because cardiac arrests are more common than people generally think, CPR and first aid training should be more common than statistically applied today.
The students and faculty of Thames College were passionate about the content Dr. Disque presented. He felt the presentation was genuine and felt remarkably welcomed.
Thank you so much for your hospitality yesterday. You have an amazing college, students, staff, and city!” Dr. Disque
NHCPS knows that CPR saves lives, and performing proper CPR saves even more. Anyone can learn CPR, including you!