The American Heart Association’s CPR mobile tour soon will make a stop at the Southern University Agricultural Center, teaching hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The Southern Ag Center has teamed with the AHA and the Amerigroup Foundation to host the 2015 Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour in the capital area Tuesday in the rear parking lot of the SU AgCenter, 181 B.A. Little Drive.
The interactive training will begin with a welcome at 10 a.m. followed by six training sessions at 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:40 p.m. and 2:20 p.m.
The tour is free, open to the community and part of the AHA’s nationwide hands-only CPR campaign that teaches Americans how to perform CPR in the event of an emergency.
Attendees will practice the hands-only method using their own CPR mannequin and will take home a kit to teach the skills to their families.
According to the AHA, cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death with over 326,000 out-of-hospital cases occurring annually in the U.S. When a person goes into sudden cardiac arrest, their survival depends on receiving CPR immediately from someone nearby.
Studies have shown the hands-only CPR method is equally as effective as conventional mouth-to-mouth CPR, and people are more likely to feel comfortable performing it, according to a news release.
To register for the event, visit suagcenter.com/Forms/Forms.asp?p1=58.