Learn Compression-Only CPR

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 (All day)

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

***IMPORTANT***: Participants will receive a confirmation stating that they completed the training, but this is not a certification class.

A free training class of Compression-Only 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.

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.

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 continuous chest compressions is the most effective way to increase the chance of survival of sudden cardiac arrest in adults.