Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Help Save A Life - Take A Roosevelt Island Hands Only CPR Training Class

 Hands Only CPR Training During June 2014 Roosevelt Island Day

Roosevelt Island Resident Association (RIRA) Common Council Member Lynn Strong Shinozaki is leading an effort to teach Roosevelt Island residents Hands Only CPR. According to the American Heart Association:
Hands-Only™ CPR Can Save Lives.

Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don't be afraid. Your actions can only help.

When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.

How to Give Hands-Only CPR
If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive." CPR can more than double a person's chances of survival, and "Stayin' Alive" has the right beat for Hands-Only CPR.
Here's a Hands Only CPR demonstration from the American Heart Association

and the upcoming schedule for Roosevelt Island Hands Only CPR training.
Ms. Shinozaki talked about Hands Only CPR Training during September 10 RIRA meeting Public Session.

Kids can save a life with Hands Only CPR training too.