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YouCan Save a Life Imagine yourself teeing up on an executive course when your partner suddenly collapses. What would you do? Something is better than nothing. Health CPR Classes Doing nothing is an absolute guarantee of death, according to the new American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). When an adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, survival depends greatly on immediately getting CPR from anyone nearby. Less than one-third of those experiencing a cardiac arrest at home, work or in public place get that help. Most bystanders are afraid that they might do something wrong or make things worse. That is why the American Heart Association simplified CPR JUNE 2008 to hands-only for lay people. Gail Lazenby, training and quality assurance officer for The Villages Public Safety Department, want to help residents in The Villages and surrounding communities understand how to quickly respond to cardiac arrest. “When it comes to CPR, I’ve taught over 2,000 residents in my first five years of working for The Villages Fire Safety department,” Gail said. He does presentations of ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute) CPR/AED (Automatic External

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - June 2008

The Villages - June 2008
Stop and Smell the Roses
Plenty of Fun for the Kids
Villages Golfing Legends
Sports Champions
Shopping & Dining Guide
Retail Briefs
Entertainment Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - June 2008