Mason residents recommended to learn hands-only CPR | Health
MASON, OH (FOX19) - CPR without mouth-to-mouth? Hands-only™ CPR is the new recommendation from the American Heart Association for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. You can learn it in just 30 minutes. That’s a small price to pay in exchange for an important life-saving skill that could someday make you a hero to someone close to you.
Every year in the U.S., more than 300,000 Americans experience sudden cardiac arrest. “When a bystander provides effective CPR to a cardiac arrest victim, they can double or triple that person’s chance of survival,” says Lt. Bill Blades of the Mason Fire Department. “In essence, the best response for a cardiac arrest victim is to have willing bystanders who are trained,” said Blades.
The City of Mason Fire Department is “Calling All Heroes” and has set of goal of training 3,000 people in the community in adult “hands only” CPR. The free, non-certified classes will be held between 9 and 11 a.m. on “CPR Saturdays”—the first Saturday of each month—throughout the year. The next training is Saturday, December 1, 2012, at both Mason fire stations.
The training is sponsored in partnership with TriHealth and consists of a video and discussion in addition to hands-on practice. Calling ahead to the Mason Fire Department at 513-229-8540 for training is recommended but not required. Please call if you have questions or wish to inquire about training for your employees.