AMR Offers Free CPR Training as Part of Nationwide Initiative
If a person crumpled to the ground near you, would you know what to do? If that person was unconscious, what would you do next?
During the week of May 20, in observation of National Emergency Medical Services Week, American Medical Response (AMR) operations across the country partnered with ACEP & IAFC to train thousands of people to save lives through compression-only CPR. Compression-only CPR is easy to learn and has the ability to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive.
AMR Syracuse held free hands-only CPR sessions in the Destiny USA Canyon area to teach the compression-only CPR technique, which takes less than five minutes to learn.
“While our paramedics often get to an emergency quickly, during cardiac arrest immediate action can make the difference,” said Ken Case, Operations Manager of AMR Syracuse. “Compression-only CPR can help save lives and is easy to perform. Our primary goal is to save as many lives as possible, and we hope we can get more people excited about learning CPR by being part of a nationwide event.”
Compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep blood flowing through a victim’s body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. It has proven to be effective in saving lives.
To find out more about compression-only CPR and find out how your group can be part of this event, please visit www.amr.net/CPR, call AMR Syracuse at 315-701-7071 or email AMR’s Public Education Coordinator at David.Shalala@amr.net.