Hatzolah CPR Drive Have you signed up yet?

You don't have to be a Hatzolah responder to save a life.

Hatzolah will be running a CPR campaign over the next few months in order to educate as many community members as possible about how to perform CPR, with the expertise and confidence of professional training.

If someone is unconscious or not breathing, their chances of survival are enormously increased if a bystander at the scene is able to initiate CPR, while emergency services are on their way. These precious few moments can be the difference between life and death.

The American Heart Association describes a process known as the Chain of Survival, the essential steps in the method of saving a person's life:

  1. Early Access ­ recognition of the symptoms
  2. Early CPR ­ chest compressions and assisted breathing
  3. Early Defibrillation ­ ambulance crew
  4. Early Advanced Care ­ advanced life support

Hatzolah responders have often arrived on the scene of a medical emergency in which bystanders are simply unable or too frightened to initiate CPR. With Hatzolah's CPR Drive, we're striving to change that. Do you see that the first two steps to saving a life in the Chain of Survival can be performed by a bystander?

Undertaking to do a course on CPR means you could save a life. Hatzolah runs 4 to 5 classes a week, either during week nights or Sundays, so that the scheduling does not conflict with working hours. Classes are limited to 9 students per class and will run for 4 to 4.5 hours, with coffee and tea breaks.

Students will also be issued with an attendance card which can be forwarded to Discovery to earn Vitality points. The cost is R150.00 per person
For booking and info, email cpr@hatzolah.co.za