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Take 15 minutes to learn lifesaving Hands-Only CPR
Date: 05/30/2013
Contact: Cynthia Lee

Take a 15-minute work break Tuesday to save a life.

The UCLA Center for Prehospital Care and Campus Emergency Medical Services will be offering free Hands-Only CPR training Tuesday, June 4, in Bruin Plaza between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in honor of National CPR Week. A second CPR training location will also be available at the same time at the Dining Commons patio of the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center. Training there is being sponsored by the center, UCLA Emergency Department and the Office of Emergency Preparedness.

The life you save by learning these techniques may be a family member’s. According to the American Heart Association, 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home. And only 32 percent of those suffering from cardiac arrest get CPR from a bystander.

Drop by Bruin Plaza — no registration is required — and CPR instructors will show you the basics and proper techniques of "Hands-Only CPR." You’ll have the opportunity to practice on mannequins. While the brief training will not earn you an official CPR certification, you can learn about available classes which you can attend to get certified. For more information, contact cpc@mednet.ucla.edu or call (310) 267-5959.