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Pasadena Fire Department And Huntington Hospital To Host Hands Only CPR Training

Pasadena Fire Department And Huntington Hospital To Host Hands Only CPR Training

CPR training will be held for free June 1 in recognition of National CPR Week. – Courtesy photo

On Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Pasadena Fire Department and Huntington Hospital personnel will teach the community how to save a life with CPR. This service is free to the public and will be held in the courtyard at Paseo, 300 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101.

CPR instructors will be on hand to demonstrate the basics and proper techniques of Hands-Only CPR. Participants will have the opportunity to practice on mannequins. The training will not result in CPR certification, but information will be available on how to get certified.

Cardiac arrests are more common than one might think, and they can happen to anyone at any time. Nearly 300,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander. Failure to act in a cardiac emergency can lead to unnecessary deaths. In fact, less than eight percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive. On the other hand, effective CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.

Anyone can learn CPR, and the American Heart Association believes that everyone should. Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR, or their training has significantly lapsed. These alarming statistics could hit close to home because home is exactly where 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur. To put it very simply: the life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.

By using Hands-Only CPR, bystanders can still act to improve the odds of survival, whether they are trained in conventional CPR or not.  No reservations are required.

Story Credit: http://www.pasadenaindependent.com/community/pasadena-fire-department-huntington-hospital-host-hands-cpr-training/