90 Seconds Can Save a Life– National CPR and AED Awareness Week

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Hands-Only CPR — Anyone can do it. Everyone should!

June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. We’re pleased to support the American Heart Association and its important mission to increase survival from cardiac arrest. Please take 90 seconds of your day to learn the lifesaving skills of Hands-Only CPR and to locate the AED closest to your working area.

In case of a true emergency while on campus, please call Campus Police at 8-444 and tell them your exact location.  They will dispatch 911 and send campus police and University Health Physician to help.

Did you know that 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes? Statistically speaking, if you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a co-worker, a spouse, a parent, a child or a friend.

In just 90 seconds, you can learn the two simple steps to Hands-Only CPR. Click here to watch the Hands-Only CPR video

Please watch the video any day June 1-7. Then share the link with family and friends.

Thank you for learning how to save a life!

PS- Be on the lookout for announcements for the annual Campus CPR and AED classes to be held in October. Contact Dr. Kelly Rogers,  Campus AED Coordinator if you have any questions about AEDs or the annual CPR class.  (krogers1@uthsc.edu)