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Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don’t be afraid. Your actions can only help. When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.

How to Give Hands-Only CPR. If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of any tune that is 100 to 120 beats per minute. Immediate CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival.

Mid-Florida CPR is part of the American Heart Association Training Network which strongly supports increasing the number of CPR trained individuals in our community. By 2020, the AHA aims to train 20 million people in the lifesaving skills of CPR as well as double the out-of-hospital bystander CPR rate from 31% to 62%. If you are interested in learning and practicing hands-only CPR, please contact us to find out when our next open community session will take place. Note that this training is for educational purposes only and no certification is issued.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us at MIDFLCPR@gmail.com