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KentuckyOne Health to Offer Free Hands-Only CPR Training
at St. Catharine College Basketball Games
Event part of effort to train 35,000 people in hands-only CPR during Heart Month
KentuckyOne Health will offer free hands-only CPR training at the St. Catharine College men’s and women’s basketball games on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Trainers will have a table set up out front in the lobby during the games, with a hands-only CPR demonstration on the court at halftime of the men’s basketball game. This event is part of a statewide initiative from KentuckyOne Health to train 35,000 Kentuckians in hands-only CPR during the month of February—American Heart Month. Individuals can be trained in hands-only CPR in as little as five minutes.
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, according to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine. 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.
Hands-only participants will watch a 60-second video and be provided brief, targeted instructions before practicing their skills on mannequins. Trainers will coach participants on hand placement and depth of compressions, then each participant will be asked to perform 60 seconds of CPR on their own.
WHAT: Free Hands-Only CPR Training at St. Catharine College basketball games
WHEN: Saturday, February 20
1:30 to 5 p.m.
Women’s Basketball Game – 2 p.m.
Men’s Basketball Game – 4 p.m.
WHERE: St. Catharine College
2735 Bardstown Road
St. Catharine, KY 40061
OPPORTUNITIES: Photo/video of hands-only CPR training
Interviews with training participants (per request)
Interviews with CPR experts
MORE: For more information and training locations visit KentuckyOneHealth.org/HeartTour.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Heart Association’s 60-second hands-only CPR training video is available atheart.org/handsonlyCPR.