Free CPR training available to Okaloosa, Walton residents

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 02:44 AM.

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.



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