American Heart Association Offers Free Hands-Only CPR Training at Henderson Events Plaza
Residents learn life-saving techniques to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive”
September 16, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT NICOLE JOHNSON, (702) 267-2110
The city of Henderson has teamed up with the American Heart Association to teach Americans how to save lives using Hands-OnlyTM CPR to the beat of the Bee Gees’ disco mega hit, “Stayin’ Alive.” Free training will be offered to the public. Residents are encouraged to sign-up early and arrive prior to their session. Walk-ins are welcome.
WHAT: American Heart Association’s Hands-OnlyTM CPR Mobile Tour
WHEN: Thursday, September 19
10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water St., Water Street District
WHY: According the American Heart Association, sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death with nearly 360,000 out-of-hospital cases occurring every year in the United States. When a teen or adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby, especially since survival rates drop as much as 10% for every minute that goes by without intervention.
Hands-OnlyTM CPR includes two simple steps. If an adult or teen collapse, call 9-1-1 and begin Hands-OnlyTM CPR. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive.” The song has more than 100 beats per minute, which is the rate someone should push on a chest during Hands-OnlyTM CPR. Watch the Hands-OnlyTM demonstration video. An educational grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada supports the American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR campaign.
Not only will people receive valuable life-saving CPR tips, but each will receive a free CPR Anytime Kit to share with friends and family.
For more information, visit the American Heart Association’s website, heart.org.
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