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Today's Heart Tip: Learn CPR

Alli Vander Lugt, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Telemetry Unit Nurse
St. Luke’s Boise
By Anna Fritz, Health and Wellness
February 5, 2014

Kate Barnes

Chest Pain Center Coordinator
St. Luke’s Boise and Meridian

Learn CPR and you may save a life. CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is an emergency lifesaving technique you can use when someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped. Immediate CPR can double or even triple a victim’s chances of survival, and since four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home, the life you save is likely to be a loved one.

Kate's heart advice: “Park your car a little farther away from your destination so you can get in an extra minute or two of walking, use the stairs whenever you can, and if you work a desk job, get up at least once every hour and move around a little. It’s the small changes every day that can make a big difference.”

February is Heart Month, so kick start your best year yet with 28 days of heart health. Every day in February St. Luke’s will send a heart health tip directly to your email. It’s easy to subscribe!

We’re also offering Free Heart Seminars throughout the month. Click here to find one in your area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-CrfQl15pE

About The Author

Anna Fritz is a writer and editor with St. Luke’s Communications and Marketing.