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June 1 marks the start of National CPR & AED Awareness Week — join hundreds of others getting trained in this life-saving skill

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The first week in June is National CPR/AED Awareness Month, a time the nation set aside to highlight the importance of knowing CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Each year approximately 300,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest. Having at least one person in each household across the nation trained in CPR and the use of an AED can save the life of someone you love. Click here to see a live demonstration of CPR and AED by Sarasota Memorial Patient Safety Lab Nurse Educator Dawn Oder-Colletti that aired during ABC7’s 5 pm newscast June 1st. Click here to see the story that aired on June 2nd.

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Founded in 1925, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional medical center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of inpatient, outpatient and extended care services. It is the only health care provider in the region ranked among U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals,” recognized among “America’s Safest Hospitals” by and awarded Magnet designation – the nation’s highest honor for excellence in nursing.

Date Published: June 2, 2009

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