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Free CPR Classes for American Heart Month – Feb 2019

This February is the 56th year of “American Heart Month”.  In February, we concentrate efforts on the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.   This started with President Lyndon Johnson Dec. 20, 1963, and has carried forward each year since.

Newnan CPR proclaimed in 2013 we would offer “Free Hands-Only CPR”

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Win a Free Zoll AED Plus – for American Heart Month

Win a Free Zoll  AED Plus

Free Zoll AED Plus

A giveaway from Zoll  –  Register by March 6th.


Zoll is having a drawing for a Free Zoll  AED Plus, they will draw and giveaway the nicest (non-Pro) AED on the market, on March 7.  Register by Mar.

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February Free CPR Courses – All South Atlanta areas

February Free CPR courses

To celebrate American Heart Month (that’s the entire month of February, ),  Newnan CPR is again offering February Free CPR courses, non-certification, to our communities.   In 15 locations, Newnan CPR teaches February Free CPR courses dates/times during the month.   We’ll teach the American Heart Association Family &

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Atlanta – Hands-Only CPR Tour This Weekend

The American Heart Association and WellPoint Foundation are bringing the “Stayin Alive Hands-Only CPR mobile tour to Atlanta, this Saturday, Sept. 20.  In conjunction with the Heart Walk, to be held at Centennial Olympic Park, the AHA instructors will be showing people free CPR, also teaching people to dance like John Travolta  🙂

The Hands-Only CPR tour was begun in 2012,

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During CPR, Interruptions to Chest Compressions Decrease Survival Rates

This may lose a few non-technical people, with terms like “coronary perfusion pressure”, but bear with me.  This excellent video drives at the heart of what CPR is, why it’s so important to saving the life of a cardiac arrest victim, and why over the past 8 years chest compressions have increased in importance. 

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American Heart Month

Since it’s now February, it is American Heart Month.  I haven’t seen a “Presidential Proclamation” of such, but the American Heart Association is proceeding – urging all Americans to focus some time on the problem of cardiovascular disease in this country.  Did you know that, although deaths from heart disease have dropped over 35% in the last 10 years,

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Free Hands-Only CPR, coming to Newnan Dwarf House

Management at Chick-fil-A Dwarf House has invited us to teach “Free Hands-Only CPR” to their customers on Family Night on Tues. Sept. 17.  Times are 5:30 pm til 8:00 pm.   Chick-fil-A logo


The Chick-fil-A cow is planning to be there to learn, and folks attending get a free ice cream cone and a free kids grilled nugget meal with purchase of an adult meal.

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Free “Sidewalk CPR” in Newnan, GA (At Ashley Park)

I guess just our Facebook friends knew about this ahead of time.  Management at Ashley Park in Newnan gave us permission to teach free, Hands-Only CPR – so we went there this afternoon and did just that.Sidewalk CPR by Newnan CPR


We were there about 1 3/4 hours,

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Hands-Only CPR, statement from Red Cross and Nat’l Safety Council

The American Heart Assn. originated the idea of Hands-only CPR, in 2008.  Hands-Only CPR

Since 2010, All 3 national emergency care training organizations support the concept and teach it.


Here’s an Advisory Statement from the National Safety Council.
Don’t know CPR?

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Hands-Only CPR

Hands-Only CPR

Hands-Only CPR interests a lot of people for two big reasons:


(1) Because medical studies have shown it is more effective (survival to hospital discharge) for witnessed collapse of teens and adults (from apparent cardiac arrest) than traditional compressions and breaths.

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Stayin Alive With Hands-Only CPR

Hands-only CPR, also called Compressions-Only CPR (COCPR), is relatively new concept, just recommended since 2008.  Recent studies have shown it is more effective than traditional CPR (compressions and mouth-mouth breaths) for lay responders,, in cases of a witnessed collapse of adult or teen.

If you see a teen or adult collapse,

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33-year old new Mom saved by husband (Hands-Only CPR)

CPR on a training manikin

Real life story of a 33 year old Mom that suffered cardiac arrest, with “New CPR”, or Hands-Only CPR, performed by her husband.

Learn CPR – Save a Life !

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Hand Placement for Proper Chest Compressions

High-quality CPR (the type that saves lives) starts with proper hand position on the chest.  Here’s a graphic that shows proper hand placement.

On most fit/thin/healthy body weight people – halfway between the nipples works great.  On all people, bring your hands from their underarms inward, and that’s the proper hand position. 

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Why Hands-Only CPR?

Hands-only CPR, also called “Compressions-only” CPR is what we’re talking about.  Yes, for witnessed collapse of teen or adult that is not responsive – 1) Call 911, and 2) chest compressions, in the center of the chest 2″ deep and about 100 compressions per minute.    Hands-only CPR saves lives!

    Two Steps to Save a Life

Learn CPR –

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