HOUSTON — The frightening situation of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is highlighting the importance of CPR.
The football player went into cardiac arrest after a tackle and it was reported he needed CPR on the field.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CPR, also known as Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is an emergency procedure that can help save a person's life if their breathing or heart stops. When a person's heart stops beating, they go into cardiac arrest. That means their heart is not pumping blood to the rest of the body, including the brain and lungs, and they could die.
You don't need formal training or a special certification to perform CPR, but it's important you're prepared if you're ever in a situation where someone near you goes into cardiac arrest.
In Houston, there are a number of places where you can get CPR training, including some of the local hospitals.
Places in Houston offering CPR training
- Global Health Alliance Institute
- Richmond Avenue CPR
- Therapeutic Professionals
- We Care Inc.
- South Texas Traning LLC
- Cardiox Care
- CGM Academy CPR First Aid and ACLS Traning School
- Academy of Exceptional Healthcare Traning
- Parachute Consulting
- Houston CPR Class
- American Medical Institute
- Houston Heart Training
- CPR Suppliers LLC
- AHA IMED Houston Area Traning Center-Sites
- Roxell EMT
- Houston Methodist
- Red Cross
- Junior League of Houston
- UTHSC Houston School of Dentistry
- Texas Children's Hospital
- St. Luke's Health System Corporation
- Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
- UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Click here to find more locations across the Houston area.