ONLY TAKES 15 MINUTES & IT'S FREE!

Join St. Mary's Hospital and WISC-TV Friday, September 12, to learn the life-saving skill of compression-only CPR.

"Hands on Hearts" is a one-day event offering you Compression Only CPR training for free. Join us at one of the south-central Wisconsin locations listed below. Times and locations are listed below. First come, first served. No reservations required. Learn a life-saving skill in just 15 minutes!

Finalized locations and times are listed below, please check back soon for a complete list.

WISC-TV3 Station
7025 Raymond Rd
7 – 9am

St. Mary’s Hospital
700 S Park St
8 – 11am

East Towne Mall
11am – 2pm AND 4 – 7pm

West Towne Mall
11am – 2pm AND 4 – 7pm

St. Clare Hospital
Ringling Room
10am-1pm

Tanger Mall
3pm-6pm

St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital
3400 E Racine St
9 – 11am

Blain’s Farm and Fleet Store
2421 Old Humes Rd
Janesville
1 – 3pm

Stoughton EMS
516 S Fourth St
10am – 1pm

Columbus Community Hospital
1515 Park Ave
10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm

Upland Hills Health
800 Compassion Way
Dodgeville
11:30am – 2pm

Edgerton Hospital
11101 North Sherman Rd.
9am – 12pm

WHAT IS COMPRESSION ONLY CPR?

No one ever expects to witness a friend, neighbor, family member or even a stranger experience a cardiac arrest but it happens every day and it could happen to you. Would you know what to do? It's unusual to see an adult collapse from cardiac arrest, but it happens and often times when you least expect it. Would you know what to do? That person's survival is greatly enhanced if:

Compression Only CPR is a way to keep blood circulating until EMS personnel arrive or an AED can be used to shock the heart. A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that compression-only CPR was associated with increased survival compared with conventional CPR.

It's estimated that less than one-third of cardiac arrest victims receive CPR from a bystander. The hope is that by making it easier to do, more people will be willing to do it. Effective CPR immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple the victim's chance for survival.


WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), also known as traditional CPR or standard CPR - combines chest compressions and rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth). Performed on cardiac arrest patients to increase their chances of survival.

Compression Only CPR, also known as Hands Only CPR - similar to CPR but without the rescue breaths. Effective for adults who have collapsed from cardiac arrest, but not for small children or victims of near-drowning or drug overdose. Keeps oxygen-rich blood circulating to vital organs until EMS personnel arrive or an automatic external defibrillator (AED) is applied to shock the heart.

Cardiocerebral Resuscitation (CCR) - is a term used primarily by emergency medical service personnel or physicians. It describes a 3-step "best practice" protocol for cardiac arrest victims that starts with Compression Only CPR.


WHAT IF I CAN'T ATTEND ON SEPTEMBER 12th?

If you cannot attend the "Hands On Hearts" Community Training Event but would like to learn how to do Compression Only CPR, please contact your local chapter of the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or visit DaneCallandPump.org for information about ongoing educational opportunities.


"HANDS ON HEARTS" EVENT

This Compression Only CPR training event is provided free of charge to the community through a partnership between St. Mary's Hospital, Channel3000.com and WISC-TV 3. If you have additional questions, please call 608-258-5065 or email stmarys_pr@ssmhc.com.