One minute matters: Ridgeview offers compression-only CPR training online

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Sudden cardiac arrest kills one person every two minutes-but with just ONE minute of training, YOU could save a person's life.

If administered within minutes of seeing an adult collapse, compression-only CPR can double or even triple a person's chance of survival. The process involves two simple steps-call 9-1-1, then push hard and fast in the center of the chest-and can be viewed online at www.ridgeviewmedical.org/cpr

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack
• Chest discomfort, often in the center of the chest, that lasts for more than a few minutes or that goes away and comes back. The discomfort can feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
• Discomfort in other areas of the upper body, such as pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
• Shortness of breath occurring with or before chest discomfort.
• Other symptoms may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or light-headedness.

Warning signs may be different for women and may also include:
• Upper abdominal pressure or discomfort
• Lower chest discomfort
• Back pain
• Unusual fatigue
• Unusual shortness of breath
• Dizziness
• Nausea
If you experience one or more of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Ridgeview also offers a variety of certified CPR training for health care professionals and the general public. Training is provided on site or at a remote location. For more information or to schedule training, call 952-442-2191, ext. 5544.

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