'Save your Sweetheart' | Learn CPR on Valentine's Day

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) On Valentine's Day, the public is invited to attend a CPR and "Stop the Bleed" class hosted by South Central Public Health District.

SCPHD will present "Save your Sweetheart" to help people learn the basics of CPR and how to help others inured during a bleeding emergency.

In a statement, Julie O'Meara, of SCPHD Health Education specialist, said research from the American Heart Association shows only 8 percent of people who suffer from a cardiac emergency outside a hospital or clinic survive.

Brianna Bodily, public information officer for SCPHD, would like to see the percentage go up.

"We want to give people a chance to survive, because their family member, or their friend, or a random person in the street just happens to know CPR," Bodily said. "The great thing about hands-only CPR is that it's really simple."

Magic Valley Paramedics, St. Luke's Magic Valley Trauma Services and Twin Falls Fire Department is involved with the class.

The class will take place on Feb. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and early registration is recommended as SCPHD will fill remaining spots on a first come firs served basis.

The class is not a CPR or first-aid certification class.

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