It's National Emergency Services Week; Amarillo Medical Services Provider Offers Free CPR Training

From Amarillo Medical Response Services:

Amarillo Medical Services Provider Offers Free CPR Training on 
May 21st 2014 to Save Lives as Part of Nationwide Initiative 
If a person crumpled to the ground near you, would you know what to do? If that person was unconscious, what would you do next? 

On May 21st, in observation of National Emergency Medical Services Week, American Medical Response (AMR) operations across the country will train thousands of people to save lives through compression-only CPR. Compression-only CPR is easy to learn and has the ability to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive. 

AMS is looking to partner with schools, local businesses and other interested groups to teach the compression-only CPR technique, which takes less than five minutes to learn. 

"While our paramedics often get to an emergency quickly, during cardiac arrest immediate action can make the difference," said Robert Saunders, General Manger of AMS. "This type of CPR can help save lives and is easy to perform. We hope that schools, businesses and other groups will take this opportunity to get trained in compression-only CPR at no cost, making our community an even safer place to live. Our primary goal is to save as many lives as possible, and we hope we can get more people excited about learning CPR by being part of a nationwide event."

According to the American Heart Association, compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep blood flowing through a victims body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. It has proven to be effective in saving lives. 

AMR World CPR Challenge
- Free
- Wednesday
- 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Westgate Mall

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