Learn "Compression-Only CPR"
It Saves Lives!
Holy Cross Hospital, New Mexico Heart Institute and KOAT’s Project Heart Start will teach Taos families a “new” form of CPR called Compression-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Learn this life saving skill for free on:
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Taos Youth and Family Center – Hockey Rink.
Sessions at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
If an adult suddenly collapses, the new CPR requires the rescuer to call 911 and then compress the chest hard and fast at around 100 compressions a minute. This means: no more fumbling around trying to find a pulse, no rescue (mouth-to-mouth) breathing and no complicated sequences to remember. It is easy to learn and more importantly, easy to remember.
Project Heart Start will teach compression only CPR utilizing an original KOAT Channel 7 video featuring Dr. Barry Ramo and Marissa Maez in conjunction with volunteer facilitators. The facilitators will work with small groups utilizing a mannequin to te4ach proper chest compression. The experience will be ideal for families to learn a lifesaving technique together. The event does not provide CPR certification. If certification is needed, the standard four-hour course is necessary.
Project Heart Start will be holding simultaneous events around the state of New Mexico. Local residents can attend a session in either Taos or Red River. Throughout the state sessions are taking place in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Gallup, Los Alamos, Red River, Roswell, Hobbs, Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Socorro, and Portales.
“Many citizens may not choose to do CPR on a person having cardiac arrest because they fear doing it wrong or because of the mouth-to-mouth aspect,” said Project Director and New Mexico Heart Institute Cardiologist Dr. Barry Ramo. “The new CPR is going to change that and change the lives of New Mexicans.”
Sudden cardiac arrest kills more than 300,000 people in the United States every year which accounts for about one in every six deaths. Some of those deaths could have been prevented if anyone close by had been aware of a few simple, lifesaving steps.
On Saturday, June 22nd we will offer three separate sessions of compression-only CPR. All sessions are held at the Taos Youth and Family Center. Each session will last about 45 minutes. Session times are 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am.