Free Hands Only CPR Training Coming To Culver
May 22, 2014
The Culver City Fire Department, in partnership with Southern California Hospital, the American Heart Association (AHA), and Westfield Mall will be holding a Free "Sidewalk CPR" public awareness event on Thursday June 5 from 10 am to 12 pm to commemorate National CPR Week (June 1-7, 2014).
The event will be held at two different locations in Culver City. One site will be in front of Culver City Fire Station #1 and the second site will be on the second floor of the Westfield Mall outside of the Target Store.
The Culver City Fire Department with Southern California Hospital will have manikins and educators on site to teach participants how to preform Hands-Only™ CPR from 10 am until noon.
Hands-Only™ CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths and is recommended for teens and adults who are unresponsive and not breathing. Correct chest compressions are an effective way to continue the flow of oxygen enriched blood to vital organs in the first few minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest.
Considering that 350,000 Americans fall victim to sudden cardiac arrest each year, learning CPR can quite possibly mean the difference between life and death. With the first week of June being designated as National CPR week, the Culver City Fire Department along with Southern California Hospital is challenging everyone to come out and learn this important lifesaving skill.
To learn more about Hands-Only™ CPR go to http://www.handsonlycpr.org. For more information on conventional CPR, or to find a CPR class near you, visit the American Heart Association at http://www.heart.org or the American Red Cross at http://www.sdarc.org. ###