Santa Monica's Annual Sidewalk CPR Event Reaches 288 People
June 6, 2019
by Suzanne Post
The Santa Monica Fire Department, Santa Monica Police Harbor Guards, and Nurses from the AACN Chapter at UCLA, teamed up this year for the annual Sidewalk CPR event to support National CPR and AED Awareness Week. The event held at the Santa Monica Pier, June 5, 2019, educated 288 people in Hands-only CPR.
Hands-only CPR focuses on chest compressions and is a temporary measure that can keep the heart and brain alive until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrive to provide other treatments. Hands-only CPR, is used on adults and teens only, mouth to mouth breathing should still be used on children and infants.
You can learn more about Hands-only CPR, and find Information about CPR certification training by visiting the American Heart Association website, https://bit.ly/2MtHbXs, or The Red Cross, http://www.redcross.org/ux/take-a-class.