Woodland Heights Medical Center sent over an informative press release about CPR and AED Awareness week.

If you think about it, this is pretty much the perfect time to discuss CPR, since people will be swimming a lot more now that school is out and and the sun is shining.

Below are statistics and helpful pointers that could end up saving a life so don't take this information for granted, and be sure to give it a good look;

Lufkin Texas (June 1-7, 2018) – In 2007, the American Heart Association along with the American Red Cross and the National Safety Council worked collaboratively to designate a National CPR and AED Awareness Week federally and passed a resolution to set aside June 1-7 each year as National CPR and AED Awareness Week to spotlight how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED.

This year’s campaign reinforces these skills but also places importance on the willingness of bystanders to act in a cardiac arrest emergency. Did you know about 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes? If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love. Be the difference for your parent, spouse, or child. What if it were them?

There are two easy steps to Hands-Only CPR:

  1. Call 911
  2. Push hard and fast (to the beat of the song “Stayin’ Alive”) in the center of the chest until help arrives.

We’re pleased to support the American Heart Association and its important mission to increase survival from cardiac arrest. You are encouraged to take 90 seconds of your day to learn the lifesaving skills of Hands-Only CPR.  Visit the Hands-Only CPR page on the American Heart Association website (Heart.org) to watch the video and learn the two simple steps that could save a life. For more information, call 936-637-8523." Woodland Heights

About Woodland Heights Medical Center

Established in 1918, Woodland Heights Medical Center was Lufkin’s first hospital.  Now, more than nine decades later, Woodland Heights is recognized throughout Deep East Texas as the leading provider of high quality, innovative health care services. Accommodating a wide range of clinical specialties, Woodland Heights has achieved excellence in key medical and surgical areas including cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, orthopedic surgery, physical medicine/rehabilitation, vascular surgery and obstetrics and gynecology.  Woodland Heights also offers a full range of outpatient diagnostic services including advanced imaging, laboratory, outpatient surgery and emergency services.  Through its Rehabilitation Center, Woodland Heights offers cardiac rehabilitation, stroke recovery and physical and occupational rehabilitation.  The facility also houses the only Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Lufkin.  Woodland Heights is directly or indirectly owned by a partnership that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital’s medical staff.  Combining modern facilities, leading technology, an exceptional staff and a commitment to the communities it serves, Woodland Heights Medical Center remains at the forefront of quality health care in Deep East Texas.