Putnam County libraries receive CPR kits

A hands only CPR class is scheduled 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, in the Wenona Bi-Centennial room, 224 Chestnut St.

The Putnam County Library District was recently awarded CPR kits to help promote CPR education within the community.

Librarian Peggy Smith received the CPR kits to distribute out to the six Putnam County libraries for patrons to pick up during library hours.

The American Heart Association is poised and ready to provide community members with the surviving skill of hands-only CPR as 70% of cardiac emergencies happen in the home. The first 5-10 minutes of cardiac arrest is crucial and performing hands-only CPR immediately can double or triple the chances of survival.

The adult and child CPR Anytime Kits are designed for anyone to learn the core skills of CPR in just 20 minutes. The kits contain everything needed to learn basic CPR, AED skills and choking relief anywhere from the comfort of your home. Each kit comes with bilingual instruction in English and Spanish. The kits do not provide certification but the Adult and Child Anytime Kits are meant to extend the availability and access to training so that more people can learn CPR and act quickly to save a life.

This donation was made possible by Walter Durley Boyle Foundation.

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