Emerald Coast Hospice and Okaloosa and Walton Counties' American Heart Association will provide free CPR training to local residents.


Emerald Coast Hospice and Okaloosa and Walton Counties' American Heart Association will provide free CPR training to local residents.



CPR Anytime, developed by the American Heart Association, uses a “practice while watching” technique that allows users to practice CPR on a mannequin while watching a DVD.



Just 6.4 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims survive, in part because the vast majority of those witnessing a cardiac arrest are people who do not know how to perform CPR, a news release stated. "The impact of providing bystander CPR is profound. It more than doubles the chance that a sudden cardiac arrest victim will survive. Yet victims receive bystander CPR in only about 27 percent of cases."



Contact Krista Schueler, 862-1069, or Amanda Curtis, 689-0300, to schedule time with a CPR Anytime coordinator.