National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1-7

June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. Wake Forest University is pleased to support the American Heart Association and its important mission to increase survival from cardiac arrest.


Did you know that 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes? Statistically speaking, if you are called on to give Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a co-worker, a spouse, a parent, a child or a friend.

In just 90 seconds, you can learn the two simple steps to Hands-Only CPR. Click here to watch the Hands-Only CPR video.


Did you know that Wake Forest has approximately 100 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) across all of its campuses? An AED may be used in conjunction with CPR in cases of sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs are available in public places of high occupancy and where people are at high risk for heart attacks. 

Familiarize yourself with the locations nearest you by viewing the location guide on the AED Program page.

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