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Hands-Only CPR Tour to stop in Carson City

Nevada Appeal staff report

The Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour, presented by the American Heart Association and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, will bring lifesaving training to employees with Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and Carson City. Attendees can learn the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR during interactive sessions set to music. Two emcees will perform to a song that's 100 to 120 beats per minutes — the rate you should push on the chest during CPR — and teach participants how to perform this crucial skill.

The tour stop will have an automated external defibrillator, or AED, learning station and Hands-Only CPR learning lab, which are designed to prepare participants with critical skills. The training is free. The tour kicked off in Washington State on Sept. 15. The tour will also travel throughout California, Arizona and Texas.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 2018

10 a.m. – There is a brief speaking program at 10 a.m. Please see details below.

(30-minute, Hands-Only CPR training sessions to be held at the top of each hour)

WHERE: Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. The event will be held in the gym.

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WHO: The Association's Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour, supported by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, will teach this easy-to-learn CPR method. The following special guests will be present and give brief remarks at 10 a.m.

Beth Handler, Deputy Administrator for Community Health Services at Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health

Karen Rudd, Executive Director, American Heart Association

WHY: Most U.S. employees are unprepared to handle cardiac emergencies in the workplace because they are not trained in CPR and First Aid, according to results from a survey the Association released last year. Yet, there are 10,000 cardiac arrests that occur annually in the workplace. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a person's chance of survival.

Over 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year in the U.S. Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR (rescue breaths and chest compressions) for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a person's chance of survival.

To learn more about the Hands-Only CPR campaign and get ready to save a life, visit heart.org/handsonlycpr or facebook.com/AHACPR.