The Emory Emergency Medical Services and the Student Government Association have partnered with the American Heart Association, Emory Healthcare and Step Up Emory to provide free campus CPR training. Three sessions will be offered on Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in WoodPEC.
The free CPR training at Emory will be the largest ever-training event in the United States, and organizers say this program will be the national model for other institutions of higher education around the country. The training will last approximately one hour and provide all of the skills needed to deliver CPR.
The “CPR Anytime” program was developed by the American Heart Association as a way to educate non-health care providers in the basic concepts and techniques of CPR.
Studies show that bystander CPR significantly increases the rate of survival of patients who go into sudden cardiac arrest.
Participants need only attend one of the three dates, as the same module will be presented at each session. No RSVPs are necessary. The first 200 individuals each evening receive a free keychain CPR mask for use in emergency situations.