Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is an electrical malfunction in the heart that can happen anywhere and to anyone. It is the leading cause of premature death in the United States claiming nearly 400,000 lives a year of people with “hearts and brains too good to die”. SCA is usually correctable, but that requires immediate action by ordinary people who are not professional first responders.
Fortunately, it is correctable if family, friends or fellow parishioners who are nearby take immediate action. To do so, they need to know CPR and how to use an available automated external defibrillator (AED). RLC has 2 AEDs in our building, but we need some of the members of our congregation to be trained in performing CPR and applying this simple medical device.
If you are interested and willing to give someone in cardiac arrest a second chance at life, we invite you to sign up for our 2-hour class CPR/AED that will be conducted here at our church on Saturday, November 11 from 10:00 am—12 noon.
The class will be conducted by Frank Poliafico, RN, one of our neighbors (from Northgate Village), who is a highly experienced emergency care professional and CPR/AED instructor. Frank is once again volunteering his services to our parish and, except for a nominal $15 fee per person to cover the cost of materials, there will be no charge to participants.
To register for the class, please look for the sign up sheet in the lobby or call the church office.