Thursday, October 15, 2015

Lakeside Community Members Learn 2-Minute CPR

Lakeside, CA - 

An enthusiastic group of community members dedicated some time to learn 2-minute CPR on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Around 20 members of the Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church watched a presentation by Lakeside Firefighter-Paramedic Brian Moore on the newest techniques for citizen bystander CPR. Dubbed "2-minute CPR," because that is literally how long it takes to learn, it is a form of "Hands Only CPR" that is now the recommended method to be used by laypersons according to the American Heart Association. Church members listened to a short lecture presentation and then (for those that wanted to) were given an opportunity to try CPR on our ResusciAnne® CPR manikins.

After the CPR instruction, members were given a brief overview of the operation of the public-access Automated External Defibrillators (AED) that the church has recently put in service at their facility.

Lakeside Firefighters make these kind of presentations throughout the community on a regular basis. If you have a local group that you feel would benefit from this or another safety-related topic, contact our administrative office at 619-390-2350.

FF-PM Brian Moore teaches 2-minuteCPR.

FF-PM Brian Moore giving tips on CPR technique.

 Post by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District

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