ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- To kick off National Heart Month Laura Metro, Founder of CPRParty™,
The total annual cost of drowning and non-fatal drowning among children ages 14 and under is approximately $6.2 billion. There are over 3,000,000 residential pools in the U.S. Most of these pools are not in compliance with ISPSC code. "If we arm pool and spa professionals with the correct tools and incentives to build new pools to code and upgrade existing pools, we will save thousands of lives and millions of dollars in medical costs," says Laura Metro, Founder of CPRParty™.
The compelling letter from Mrs. Metro (link to the letter here http://bit.ly/2j2GMfq) details her deeply personal experience when her son was the victim of a non-fatal drowning and discusses the worldwide silent epidemic of drowning. She encourages those she knows and others to share the letter on social media, with members of the media and their local and state elected officials. Find your local elected officials at USA.gov https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
"Drowning is a complex issue. We all have to work together towards sensible solutions to prevent drowning and all aquatic injuries. Educating the industry and the consumer about the ISPSC Code is an important step towards reducing drowning and aquatic injury," said Adam Katchmarchi, President of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that believes in creating increased collaborative efforts and education on water safety and drowning prevention.
Typically, medical costs for a non-fatal drowning victim are $75,000 for initial emergency room treatment. "The need for national CPR awareness training is at the tipping point. Knowing how to survive is a basic human right that many of our citizens can't afford to learn, so their children and loved ones die as a result," said Mrs. Metro. Those living in rural areas have much higher death rates than urban or suburban areas, in part due to decreased access to emergency medical care and lack of CPR training. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. If victims arrive at the hospital having had bystander CPR performed, their chances of survival can double or triple.
President Trump said in his Inauguration speech, "The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action. Do not allow anyone to tell you it can't be done." In her letter, Mrs. Metro asks the government to provide every child born in the United States with lessons to learn to float from their six month birthday until they master the critical survival skill of swimming. Further, every American should have the right to learn the basics of CPR/AED for free. Lastly, she requests that all 50 states adopt the ISPSC code for residential pools. The following actions are suggested to achieve this goal:
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Source: This information was compiled by the National SAFE KIDS Campaign.
About CPRParty™ CPRParty™ was started in 2012 after the near death drowning of the founder's 3-year-old son. CPRParty™ (a program of The C.L.A.Y. Foundation) is a 501C3 non-profit organization that teaches CPR in a fun and familiar format. Bring together a group of at least ten people and CPR Party™ will provide an in home one-hour CPR awareness course for you. Hosting a CPR Party™ also promotes water safety & drowning awareness and advocates for FloatFirst™ swim curriculums. CPRParty™ empowers people to save lives through prevention then emergency first response. CPRParty™ is a proud member of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) www.thecprparty.org We like to party! Like us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest
Laura Metro CPRParty™(a program of The CLAY Foundation 501C3) 301-802-3655 [email protected] @LauraMetroCPR
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