Monday, February 2, 2015

Lakeside Firefighters Train Residents in Hands-Only™ CPR

Lakeside, CA - 

On January 30 and 31, 2015, firefighters from Lakeside's Lake Jennings Fire Station (fs3) helped train some local residents in Hands-Only™ CPR. A total of 43 residents from the Lake Jennings Mobile Home Park on Harritt Road attended the training.

Hands-Only™ CPR is a simple, effective form of CPR shown to improve survival from cardiac arrest.  Hands-Only CPR™ is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a park). It consists of two easy steps:
  1. Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to do that).
  2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest. 
When you call 911, you need to stay on the phone until the 911 dispatcher (operator) tells you to hang up. The dispatcher will ask you about the emergency. They will also ask for details like your location. It is important to be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed location or address. Remember that answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.

Hands-Only™ CPR is also known as "two-minute CPR" as that is all it takes to learn this life-saving skill.

Lakeside FF-PM Brian Moore shows how it's done.

Lakeside FF-PM Jamie Hazlewood helps with the skill.

 Post by: Firefighter-Paramedic Brian Moore

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