WHAT: University of Arizona College of Medicine RED (Resuscitation Education) Group medical students will conduct chest-compression-only CPR training at six sites.
WHEN: SATURDAY, OCT. 16; every hour on the hour from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.
· Foothills Mall (near Barnes & Noble), 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., Tucson
· Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital, 350 N. Wilmot Road, Tucson
· Oro Valley Northwest Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, Oro Valley
· University Medical Center Arizona Health Sciences Plaza (south end of UMC and UA College of Medicine), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson
· Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital, 1601 W. Saint Mary's Road, Tucson
· Tucson Classic Car Show at St. Gregory's College Preparatory School, 3231 N. Craycroft Road, Tucson
University of Arizona College of Medicine medical students who are members of the RED (Resuscitation Education) Group want you to learn Chest-Compression-Only CPR. Their goal is to train at least 100 people at each of six sites throughout Tucson in one day.
The large-scale training effort was inspired by Kate Jaramillo of Glendale, Ariz., who is advocating “CPR-Across-America” training events in communities throughout the United States and contributing training mannequins at each site for the cause.
Chest-Compression-Only CPR was developed by members of the UA Sarver Heart Center Resuscitation Research Group after decades of research that proved this to be a superior resuscitation method in the event of sudden cardiac arrest. “This method doubles the chance of survival in the case of witnessed cardiac arrest. This means that you see or hear someone collapse—someone who was fine just a moment earlier. If they are unresponsive, call 911 and begin chest-compression-only CPR,” says Gordon A. Ewy, MD, professor of medicine, Section of Cardiology, and director of the UA Sarver Heart Center.
RED Group medical students have conducted free chest-compression-only CPR training since January 2009.
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The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center in Tucson, Ariz., emphasizes a highly interdisciplinary research environment fostering innovative translational or “bench-to-bedside” research. Working toward a future free of cardiovascular disease and stroke, the center’s more than 150 scientist and physician members collaborate with the goal of applying new findings from the basic sciences to the clinical arena as quickly as possible. A six-minute chest-compression-only CPR instructional video produced by the UA Sarver Heart Center is on http://medicine.arizona.edu/sarver-cpr.
Photo caption: Besides free monthly training sessions in University Medical Center’s DuVal Auditorium, UA medical students who are members of the RED Group (Resuscitation Education), are conducting chest-compression-only CPR training at six sites throughout Tucson on Oct. 16.