As a registered guest of this year's BASH, you are invited to participate in our four-week Boot Camp Challenge. Once a week, we’ll announce a different safety drill to help you and your family prepare for emergencies.
Week Four: Hands Only CPR
Many people who survive a cardiac emergency are helped by a bystander. This weekend, we challenge you to learn how to perform Hands-Only CPR so that you can help deliver life-saving care until professional responders arrive. To do this, complete 2 simple steps:
Click here to read about Hands-Only CPR. It’s simple to learn and easy to remember!
Watch the short video below to see how to perform Hands-Only CPR.
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Post a picture or video of you practicing Hands-Only CPR on social media and include #BASHBCC and #PrepareCalGC for a chance to win a prize from the CA Gold Country Region of the American Red Cross.
Winners and prizes will be announced during our virtual event on May 22nd!
Kneel beside the person who needs help.
Place the heel of one hand on the center of the chest.
Place the heel of the other hand on top of the first hand, then lace your fingers together.
Position your body so that your shoulders are directly over your hands, and keep your arms straight.
Push hard, push fast. Use your body weight to help you administer compressions that are at least 2 inches deep and delivered at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute. (Just be sure to let chest rise completely between compressions.)
Keep pushing. Continue hands-only CPR until you see obvious signs of life, like breathing, another trained responder or EMS professional can take over, you're too exhausted to continue, an AED becomes available, or the scene becomes unsafe.
Download the American Red Cross FIRST AID App!
Step-by-step instructions provided for over 20 kinds of injuries, with videos.
Option to call 911 directly from the app.
In the event of a real emergency, turning on Location Services will enable the app to find your nearest hospitals.
Free for Android and iOS.
Learn lifesaving skills, such as First Aid and CPR
The Red Cross has a variety of online classes to learn these skills. Register today and help save a life!
NOTE: The entire four-week Boot Camp Challenge will be available for all registered guests. You can go back and review content at any point and you are also encouraged to participate in each week’s “share the love” challenge to compete for prizes. Winners and prizes will be announced at our virtual event on May 22nd.
Our mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. We need your help to make our community safer! Thank you for supporting The Boot Camp Challenge and stay tuned for weeks three and four.