North Carolina Heart & Vascular and UNC REX Healthcare are sponsoring a booth at the North Carolina State Fair this year to offer free CPR training. Over 130 instructors will come together to volunteer more than 500 hours and train as many people as possible.
It’s easy, quick and can help you save a life, but every year we find people reluctant to stop and get trained. We asked why, and here are our Top 5 CPR Training Myths dispelled. If you think of any other reasons you may be reluctant to stop by, reply and let us know.
- Myth: I will look silly
Fact: Everyone at our booth will be doing the same thing, so even if it does look silly, you won’t be the only one. If you are, our instructors will do the compressions with you, so you’re not alone.
- Myth: I will have to do mouth to mouth breathing on a dummy.
Fact: We teach “Hands-Only” CPR, which is just chest compressions, not mouth to mouth breathing.
- Myth: Hands-only CPR is ineffective, so why learn it?
Fact: By simply recognizing cardiac arrest, calling 9-1-1 and starting chest compressions, a loved one’s odds of survival can be doubled or even tripled.
- Myth: It will take too much time
Fact: In about the same amount of time it takes to spin our prize wheel and get your prize, you can learn CPR. It takes 2 – 3 minutes to learn, and it’s time well spent.
- Myth: It will be difficult.
Fact: Our great instructors take you through everything step by step, and show you just how easy it can be. Check out the simple CPR steps before you stop by.
Stop by and see us in the Education Building, booth 37-38, this week at the Fair. Spin the prize wheel, and find out how quick and easy it can be to learn how to save a life!