Importance of knowing CPR

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ROCHESTER, Minn. – A new study is suggesting many people do not know how to preform CPR, especially among older adults.

According to the study, which was done in America and Denmark, only 18-percent of Americans surveyed who are 18 and older were currently trained in CPR. Health experts say immediate CPR can double or triple the chances of survival of sudden cardiac arrest.

A local Red Cross we talked to says they offer classes about once a month for those seeking CPR training. They also add they will work with older adults to make the class easier on their bodies. Officials at the Red Cross suggest at least one person in each family knows CPR.

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