Media Advisory - Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and Bristol-Myers Squib offer free mass CPR and AED training to 150 Royal Canadian Air Cadets



    OSHAWA, ON, Dec. 3 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:     Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and Bristol-Myers Squib
              offer free mass CPR and AED training to 150 Royal Canadian Air
              Cadets

    WHEN:     Monday, December 3, 2007 at 8:30 p.m.

    WHERE:    Central Collegiate - Cafeteria Area
              155 Gibb Street (Gibb Street just west of Simcoe Street)
              Oshawa, Ontario

    EVENT:

       -   150 Air Cadets from the 151 Chadburn Squadron, ages 12-19, will be
           participating in the Heart and Stroke Foundation's CPR Anytime(TM)
           program.
       -   A fantastic photo opportunity where you can catch 150 uniformed
           cadets learning this essential life-saving skill, all lined up in
           rows and each with their own individual mannequin simultaneously
           doing compressions and breathing into their "victim".
       -   Trainers from the Seneca College Pre-Fire Service Training Program
           will be on site giving active CPR instruction and assessing Blood
           Pressures of the Senior staff.
    

    According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, every year 35,000 to 45,000
Canadians suffer cardiac arrest, mostly outside of hospital settings. The odds
of surviving an out-of-hospital arrest are 5%. Early treatment with an
Automated External Defibrillators (AED) coupled with early CPR can restart a
heart and boost survival rates to 50% or more.

    The Heart and Stroke Foundation is also the exclusive Canadian
distributor of the CPR Anytime(TM) Family & Friends(TM) kit; a new personal
learning program allowing families, friends and the general public to learn or
refresh the core skills of CPR for adults and children in just 20 minutes. The
kit contains a DVD, a personal inflatable CPR mannequin and an information
booklet. To order, log onto www.cpranytime.ca or call 1-888-LAERDAL.





For further information:

For further information: Michael Nemeth, (905) 424-3415

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