Donald "Don" Lee Pferdehirt leverages a background in chemical engineering and operations management to serve as president of ChemOps Insights, LLC, in Spring TX. He launched the consulting firm in 2018 after working at Bayer Corporation for several years. Beyond his professional pursuits, Don Pferdehirt supports nonprofit organization such as the American Heart Association.
As part of its efforts to save lives, the American Heart Association (AHA) works nationwide to raise awareness about the importance of bystander CPR. In a recent video produced in partnership with the Anthem Foundation, the AHA specifically focuses on encouraging millennial women to learn Hands-Only CPR, a lifesaving technique for assisting teens and adults who experience cardiac arrest outside of a hospital.
The AHA and Anthem produced the video, title Shared Moments, in light of recent research showing that women are less likely than men are to receive bystander CPR in public. Additional research has shown that women are also less likely than men are to give Hands-Only CPR in an emergency. This gender difference is especially marked among young men and women ages 18 to 34.
Shared Moments serves as a call to action for young women who may be hesitant about learning CPR or intervening when someone experiences cardiac arrest. The video also educates all viewers, both men and women, about the fact that there is no difference in performing CPR on either gender. More information about the video and Hands-Only CPR is available at www.heart.org/handsonlycpr.