Learn Compression-Only CPR

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 (All day)

EVENT: Do YOU know what to do in case of cardiac arrest?

A free demonstration of Continuous-Chest-Compression CPR for the public with hands-on training on life-like mannequins. Experienced and specially trained medical students will be available to walk you through the necessary steps and answer your questions. Presented by University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center

Chest-Compression-Only CPR or Hands-Only CPR, as the American Heart Association calls it, is an easier and more efficient way to help a victim of cardiac arrest. Developed right here in Tucson at the Sarver Heart Center, the technique has been endorsed by the American Heart Association. Chest-Compression-Only CPR is easy to learn, easy to remember and easy to perform. There is no need for mouth-to-mouth breathing.

Research has shown that calling 911 followed by administering continuous-chest-compression CPR is the single most effective way to increase the chance of survival for cases of sudden cardiac arrest in adults.

DATE: Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 5:30 p.m. until approx. 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center (UMC),
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724

REGISTRATION/MORE INFORMATION: No pre-registration necessary. This is not a certification class. Participants will receive a letter stating that they completed the training. Free parking is available in UMC’s patient/visitor parking garage. For directions and more information, please call the UA Sarver Heart Center at 520-626-1232.