CPR, AED use to be taught at upcoming clinics

Clinics to be hosted in Sparta

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) – A little bit of knowledge can save a life.

That’s why Mayo Clinic Health System is hosting a series of upcoming clinics to teach people how to perform CP-R and use an Automated External Defibrillator.

The training is set for Mayo Clinic Health System’s Sparta location.

The goal is to train people who are likely to be around emergency situations.

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.

And getting treatment as soon as possible is important.

“The sooner someone starts performing compressions after a person’s heart stops beating, the more likely are to survive. With every minute that passes, the likelihood of survival drops by almost ten percent per minute,” said Marlis O’Brien, Mayo Clinic Health System training center coordinator.

Class dates are February, April and June.

More information is available at the Mayo Clinic Health System website.