A repeat visit to the Moore school system by the American Red Cross trains high school students in what’s called “Hands-Only” CPR on Friday, January 31st.
Recent research shows that if more people learned Hands-Only CPR, we could increase the likelihood of surviving cardiac emergencies that occur outside a hospital by putting more victims within a few steps of lifesaving assistance.
The best way for a bystander to help is by calling 9-1-1 and using Hands-Only CPR. It’s simple to do and there’s no mouth to mouth contact. In a life threatening situation, performing Hands-Only CPR is better than doing nothing at all.
Moore teachers students received the same training last year and the school system invited the Red Cross back to continue the life-saving education with new set of high-schoolers.
The Red Cross believes that the public would benefit greatly if hands-only training was offered to high school students before graduation and if employers offered hands-only training to 25% of their employees, in addition to those who need training in full CPR because of their role as workplace responders.
Moore is one of the school districts impacted by the May 2013 storms and tornadoes.