Life-saving technique involves hands only
Red Cross Awareness Week at University Subaru, located at 1200 I-70 Dr. SW, culminates Saturday with a series of events highlighted by two courses in Citizen CPR.
“Citizen CPR involves using only a rescuer’s hands,” said Nancy Sell, American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter community development manager. “The course only lasts 30 minutes and in those 30 minutes someone could learn how to save a life.”
Citizen CPR courses will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the dealership.
Call 1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767) to register. The cost is $15 per person.
There are several organizations that offer a variety of on-line tools for hands-only CPR. The American Red Cross is the only national organization that offers a hands-only course with a leader to support skills practice.
The significant benefits of a Red Cross hands-only course are:
There also will be a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other items featured during the day include a disaster shelter display, a Red Cross Pet CPR demonstration, a clothing drive and door prizes.
Contact Sell at 573-445-9411 for more information.