Monday used to be the least favorite day of the week, but that is changing. EMM is based on the idea that every Monday people can make a difference in their life and the lives of those around them. No matter how big or small the actions, they matter. And not only do people have the power to make change, they have a social responsibility to do so. Not out of guilt, but out of an appreciation for every living thing in the world. Together, each person can make a difference in the world and raise the collective consciousness, thereby creating a legacy worth participating in…one Monday at a time.
This Week's EMM: Be Prepared - Learn CPR!
“Despair is most often the offspring of ill-preparedness” ~ Don Williams Jr
- Cardiac arrest may be caused by drowning, drug overdoses, poisoning, electrocution, and many other conditions.
- 95% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.
- Nearly 80% of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home.
- 4 to 6 minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest, brain death starts to occur.
- CPR helps maintain vital blood flow to the heart and brain and increases the amount of time that an electric shock from a defibrillator can be effective.
- CPR can double a victim’s chance of survival.
TAKE ACTION TODAY
+ Learn the basics of CPR.
+ Find a place near you that teaches CPR. (see list below)
+ Sign up for a class with a family member, a friend, or even your kids.
+ Learn CPR. It only takes a few hours.
+ Keep a first aid kit with CPR guidelines in a kitchen cupboard, your office, your car, and anywhere else you frequent. It may come in handy during emergency situations. Tell people around you that it's there in case they need to perform CPR.
What if you could have saved a life had you known CPR? What if you needed help and no one around you could help you? Take a few hours today to learn this life-saving skill. It can change your life—and someone else’s life—forever.
For more information about the Every Monday Matters movement visit: www.everymondaymatters.com
September is National Preparedness Month!
For nearly a century, the American Red Cross has trained people to prepare for emergencies and save lives through disaster and health and safety education and training. Contact your local chapter today to learn more about how you can prepare yourself and your family for ANY emergency that may arise. Don't wait until it's too late!
For a list of free and affordable kits and training visit the following websites:
National CPR Certification on-line training:
National Registry of CardioPulmonary Resuscitation: http://www.nrcpr.org/
Free Disaster Preparedness Kits: http://www.areyouprepared.com/
Ready America Program - Free downloads and kits:
FEMA Free Kits: http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/
ASPCA Disaster Preparedness Kits for Pets:
American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/
Red Cross Preparedness Fast Facts
American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org/
National Safety Council: http://www.nsc.org/
NSC Emergency Preparedness Resources
"People can start today to take care of themselves. That's an important ingredient in the scenario of things is self-preparedness." ~ Sheriff Richard Meyer