EMSA to train hundreds of Oklahomans in CPR in one day
TULSA, Okla. (May 13, 2015) – EMSA is once again offering free hands-only CPR training to Tulsans on World CPR Day, Wednesday, May 20. In 2014, EMSA medics trained roughly 300 people across the Tulsa area. This year’s goal is to double the number of trainees.
New in 2015, EMSA is partnering with the Big XII FanFest for free trainings at Guthrie Green in the afternoon.
In the evening, EMSA has teamed with the Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame Truck mobile museum at LaFortune Park. The museum is a mobile, walk-through, museum-on-wheels featuring trophies and other Cowboys memorabilia. It is appearing in Tulsa as a special tour stop to partner with EMSA. The museum and CPR lessons are free to the public.
EMSA invites the public to attend one of its free, Tulsa-area, compression-only CPR training sessions, no appointment necessary:
Guthrie Green Food Truck Wednesday/Big XII Baseball Fanfest
111 East Brady Street
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LaFortune Park Baseball Fields
5837 S Yale Avenue
4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
*The Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame Truck mobile museum will be at this training location.
The free CPR lessons will also take place in Oklahoma City at local middle schools. More than 1000 students were trained last year on World CPR Day.
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. There is no mouth-to-mouth breathing required.
Learning compression-only CPR takes less than five minutes, and participants will have an opportunity to practice compressions and ask paramedics questions.