Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

CPR instructor puts lesson to use, saves man's life during training class

Author:

An instructor teaching a class on CPR ended up saving the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest outside of her classroom Saturday.

The man, who was shoveling snow outside of the American Red Cross building in Rochester, came inside to take a break, FOX 9 says.

That's when he started having a heart attack, ABC 6 reports. Jennifer Brandt, an instructor with Twin Cities Safety, put her skills to use – she had her students call 911 and she began CPR.

"Everything went from there and I did what I've been teaching people for several years," Brandt told ABC 6. "It gave the students a real live look into what a scene actually looks like and what needs to be done in order to give somebody that chance of life."

Paramedics later told the class the man had survived, thanks to their quick response, FOX 9 notes.

In a post on Twin Cities Safety's Facebook page about the incident, it says this is a great example of why everyone should know how to do CPR.

"This is why we train and do what we do, to save a life. It is a perfect example that you never know when or where an emergency will happen, the more people who are trained in CPR the better it is for the community," Tim Smith, owner of Twin Cities Safety, told BringMeTheNews. 

The American Heart Association says if someone gives CPR immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, the victim's chance of survival doubles or triples. But the organizations ays only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims are given CPR by a bystander.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjKeTo3c2wM

Next Up

Karl-Anthony Towns

KAT sets a franchise record, leaves early in loss to Wizards

Towns fell on his back in the final minutes of a loss in Washington.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man shot by police in Forest Lake dies from injuries

It was one of two police shootings in the Twin Cities on the same day, both of which proved fatal.

Dylan Bundy

Report: Twins agree to deal with Dylan Bundy

The Twins signed the right-hander with a lockout imminent.

Flickr - face masks covid pole - Ivan Radic

'Everyone should really be masking up' in public, Malcolm says

The health commissioner said residents have gotten "a little bit lax" with some protective measures.

Byron Buxton

Byron Buxton believes he's the best player in baseball

"Nobody [does] the things that I do. I know that."

unsplash medical marijuana

Edibles coming to Minnesota's medical marijuana program

MDH also announced it will not add anxiety as qualifying condition.

plow, snowplow, snow

Plowable snow possible this weekend in Minnesota

Up to half a foot of snow could fall within the heaviest band.

Best Buy - jjbers, Flickr

Police reveal new details about 'coordinated' Best Buy thefts

A large group stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from three Twin Cities Best Buy stores.

Seven Points exterior - 2

New tenant revealed for former Libertine spot in Uptown

The space will combine playful art offerings with a restaurant.

white Christmas

What are Minnesota's chances of a white Christmas this year?

The Twin Cities averages a white Christmas about 3 out of every 4 years.

ilhan omar press conference voicemail screengrab 11.30.21

'You will not live much longer b***': Rep. Omar shares threatening voicemail

Omar's office received the call hours after Rep. Boebert posted her video about the MN congresswoman.

Screen Shot 2021-12-01 at 11.24.09 AM

ESPN's 'Booger' makes fun of Wild fans' record cup snake

He's the same guy who thought the "Minneapolis Miracle" was bad for the Vikings.

Related

Legislature approves mandatory CPR training for high school students

Supporters say the bill making a thirty-minute CPR course a requirement for graduation would save lives. The American Heart Association and American Red Cross endorse the plan and could help cover the cost of instruction.