Hands-Only CPR

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, sponsored by WellPoint Forundation, and has trained more than 16,000 people in Hands-Only CPR (sometimes called Compressions-Only CPR).  Yes, that would be chest compressions on a cardiac arrest victim without having to put your mouth on the victim’s mouth.     CPR_NH_189_107

So, come to Centennial Olympic Park Sat. morning and learn how to save a life.  Walk on the Metro Atlanta Heart Walk also,  and support the efforts of the Amer. Heart Assn. in saving lives from cardiovascular disease.   Heart Walk is a 5k route.

Does Hands-Only CPR work?  Yes, in fact, it’s the preferred treatment for the witnessed collapse of a teen or adult from apparent cardiac arrest (that is, no signs of choking, drowning, drug overdose, or other asphyxiation).

Parking is limited around the park, so take MARTA, or Heart Walk participants can park at Emory Midtown, and shuttles run from 6:30 am til 11 am.

7:30 a.m.    Hands-Only CPR programs begin  
8:00 a.m.    Opening Ceremonies at Main Stage
8:30 a.m.    5K Walk Begins 
9:15 a.m.    Post Walk Festivities Begin
11:00 a.m.  Last shuttle pick up at Centennial Olympic Park

Event map here.

The AHA Hands-Only mobile tour is a fun way to learn the life-saving skills of CPR – a skill we hope you never need, but want you to be prepared to help a co-worker or loved one that suffers cardiac arrest.

Two simple steps to Hands-Only CPR:

  • Call 9-1-1 if you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse;
  •  Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the Bee Gees’ song “Stayin’ Alive.”

CPR is easy to learn, but has the potential to save thousands of lives per year if more people knew CPR.