EMSA to offer free CPR training May 21 as part of nationwide initiative

TULSA, Okla. (May 13, 2014) -- If a friend, family member or colleague suddenly crumpled to the ground, would you know what to do? If the person were unconscious, what would you do next?

On Wednesday, May 21, in observation of National Emergency Medical Services Week, EMSA will join other ambulance providers in the World CPR Challenge.

EMSA invites the public to attend one of its free, compression-only CPR training sessions:

Public trainings in Tulsa area:

Guthrie Green Food Truck Wednesday

111 East Brady Street

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Jenks Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Holiday Inn Express Jenks, 150 Aquarium Drive

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Public trainings in Oklahoma City:

Penn Square Mall, Center Court

1901 NW Expressway

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Bricktown

Corner of Wanda Jackson and Mickey Mantle Blvds.

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Compression-only CPR is easy to learn and perform, yet it dramatically increases the chance a patient will survive cardiac arrest. With compression-only CPR, bystanders keep life-saving blood flowing through a person’s body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. During the first-ever World CPR Challenge in 2013, nearly 55,000 people worldwide learned how to perform chest compressions and participate in the life-saving process.

Learning compression-only CPR takes less than 10 minutes, and participants will have an opportunity to practice compressions or ask paramedics questions.

In addition to the public training sessions, EMSA is providing instruction to employees of Feed the Children Oklahoma City and Bixby Chamber of Commerce, and Roosevelt Middle School seventh and eighth graders in Oklahoma City.

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