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ONLY TAKES 15 MINUTES & IT'S FREE!

LEARN THIS LIFE-SAVING SKILL ON SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013

"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. It only takes 15 minutes to learn!

"HANDS ON HEARTS" EVENT DAY TRAINING SITES

BARABOO
St. Clare Hospital
707 14th St.
10am – 12pm

COLUMBUS
Columbus Community Hospital
1515 Park Ave.
12 – 4pm

DODGEVILLE
Upland Hills Health
800 Compassion Way
8am – 12pm

EDGERTON
Edgerton Hospital
11101 North Sherman Rd.
9 – 11am

EVANSVILLE
Creekside Place
(Stoughton Hospital)
102 Maple St.
9 – 11am

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

Janesville Mall
(St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital)
2500 Milton Ave.
12 – 3pm

Downtown Janesville YMCA
(St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital)
221 Dodge Street, Janesville, WI
9 – 11am

MADISON
St. Mary’s Hospital
700 S. Park St.
10am – 1pm

East Towne Mall
(St. Mary’s Hospital)
89 E Towne Mall
11am – 4pm

West Towne Mall
(St. Mary’s Hospital)
66 West Towne Mall
11am – 4pm

WISCONSIN DELLS
Tanger Outlets
(St. Clare Hospital)
210 N. Gasser Rd
1:30 – 3:30pm

WHAT IS COMPRESSION ONLY CPR?

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:
• 9-1-1 is called right away and
• the supply of oxygen-rich blood continues to circulate to their brain, heart and other vital organs

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 bystanders who applied Compression Only CPR were able to boost survival rates to 34% versus 18% for those who received conventional CPR or none at all.

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 MAY 4?

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.