Brent and I took the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED class at Liberty Hospital.  The class took from 9:00am-3:00pm and was well worth the time investment.  I would recommend that every adult take a similar class at least every other year to stay current on the recommended approaches.  Here is a link to some CPR Facts and Statistics.

If bystander CPR is not provided, a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival fall 7 percent to 10 percent for every minute of delay until defibrillation. Few attempts at resuscitation are successful if CPR and defibrillation are not provided within minutes of collapse.