Free community-wide CPR training event designed to save lives

Free community-wide CPR training event designed to save lives

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June 4, 2011

In celebration of National CPR & AED Awareness Week (June 1-7), the American Heart Association along with Kansas Heart Hospital and Cardiovascular Consultants of Kansas, P.A. held a free community-wide CPR training event on Saturday, June 4, 2011, designed to save lives. The event included training stations focusing on basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for adults and infants, Hands-only CPR, the appropriate response to an adult and infant choking victim, and the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

In addition to lifesaving skills, provided a fun environment for families, featuring tips on how to create easy and healthy meals and snacks. Children had an opportunity to meet police officers from the Wichita Police Department, practice calling 9-1-1 by using a simulator, and to see the inside of a working ambulance and fire truck. Sandwiches from Jimmy Johns were also provided for lunch.

KAKE News Release
Friday, June 3, 2011