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KentuckyOne Health to Host Hands-Only CPR Training
at University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Game
Event part of effort to train Kentuckians in hands-only CPR during Heart Month
UofL Men’s Basketball fans will participate in a unique hands-only CPR training event during halftime of the UofL vs. Syracuse game on Sunday, Feb. 26. KentuckyOne Health wants fans to “Be a Heart Hero” by learning hands-only CPR in February, American Heart Month. Individuals can be trained in hands-only CPR in as little as five minutes.
UofL Cardiologist Dr. Lorrel Brown will lead the halftime hands-only CPR training with local celebrities, including former UofL Basketball Coach Denny Crum; State Senator Denise Harper Angel; 2016 Olympic Gold medal Swimmer Kelsi Worrell; Jewish Hospital President Joe Gilene; members of Linkin’ Bridge - Montre David, Big Rome Kimbrough and Shon China Lacy; UofL Basketball Game Day Emcee Joey Wagner; WAVE 3 News reporters/anchors John Boel and Connie Leonard; and Cabinet for Health & Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson.
While on the court, trainers will demonstrate hand placement and depth of compression on mannequins. KentuckyOne Health staff will also be set up before the game in the KFC Yum! Center lobby to train fans one-on-one. Each participant will be asked to perform 60 seconds of CPR on their own.
A report from the Institute of Medicine found that individuals who live in areas where bystanders are more likely to start CPR have a better chance of survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Not only is hands-only CPR easier for the public to learn and remember, but research shows bystanders are more likely to act when they don’t have to do mouth-to-mouth.
Free Hands-Only CPR Training at UofL Men’s Basketball game
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Tipoff – 2 p.m.
KFC Yum! Center
1 Arena Plaza
Louisville, KY 40202
Dr. Lorrel Brown, cardiologist, UofL Physicians
Denny Crum, former UofL Basketball Coach
Kelsi Worrell, 2016 Olympic Gold medal Swimmer
State Senator Denise Harper Angel
Members of Linkin’ Bridge - Montre David, Big Rome Kimbrough, and Shon China Lacy
Joe Gilene, Jewish Hospital President
Joey Wagner, UofL Basketball Game Day Emcee
John Boel, WAVE 3 News reporter/anchor
Connie Leonard WAVE 3 News reporter/anchor
Cabinet for Health & Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson
Photo/video of hands-only CPR training on mannequins at halftime
Photo/video of UofL fans learning hands-only CPR
Photo/video of local celebrity advocates teaching hands-only CPR on the court
For more information on hands-only CPR, visit http://www.kentuckyonehealth.org/hearthero.
The American Heart Association’s 60-second hands-only CPR training video is available at heart.org/handsonlyCPR.