Tenn. County Hosts 4th Annual CPR Training Week
June 1-7 is National CPR Week. Mayor Burchett and Mayor Rogero have made a proclamation that the Knox County and the city of Knoxville will recognize this event and make an effort to educate their citizens.
Prime Medical Training in partnership with the American Heart Association will be offering free CPR classes to the public on Saturday, June 2nd from 9am-2pm in Market Square. This is a family friendly event for all ages. They will have paramedics on scene teaching the life-saving skills of CPR and how to use an AED (defibrillator).
Over 80% of cardiac arrests happen outside the hospital which is why it’s so important for the community to know how to recognize cardiac arrest and perform CPR. Those two things can double and even triple a victim’s chance of survival according to the American Heart Association.