Alameda County’s CPR 7 Program

posted on February 2nd, 2012 at 4:14 pm in News.

Dear Parents and Guardians of 7th Grade Students,

The American Heart Association has called for a national effort to train individuals to perform CPR. Alameda County’s response to this challenge is the CPR 7 program.

In Alameda County only 30% of the victims that sustain cardiac arrest receive CPR in the critical minutes before professional help arrives. Without CPR a person’s chance of survival decreases by 7-10% every minute. Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 300,000 people annually.

Alameda County has embarked on a program utilizing 7th graders to increase community capacity. On Friday, February 10th, your 7th grader will be trained during one class period in CPR with their personal CPR kit that they will take home and keep. We ask that the students train friends and family members using the watch while learn CPR Anytime kit. The kit is yours to use at home to practice those important CPR skills. Students will be asked to have friends and family members “sign off” on a survey form and return the completed form to their teacher.

Thank you for your support and participation.

Tim Wisniewski
Piedmont Middle School Physical Education Teacher

For questions contact:
Jamie Hintzke
Community Relations Coordinator
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
Jamie.Hintzke@acgov.org
510.618.1956

Or (Tim Wisniewski: PMS PE Teacher)