Free CPR training May 7 _lowres

Photo provided by Julie McLin -- Zachary registered nurse Brittany Weaver, left, teaches CPR skills to Macy Walker, of St. Francisville, at a Keep the Beat CPR training class. The next Keep the Beat event is slated for May 7 at Church of Christ in Zachary.

The Keep the Beat Bystander CPR training is set for May 7 for residents interested in learning how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

The CPR training event will teach life-saving skills used to maintain vital blood flow to the brain and heart until an ambulance arrives and how to recognize and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, a news release said.

Keep the Beat is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 7 at Church of Christ, 3500 39th St., Zachary.

Residents 8 and older may attend the free event sponsored by Lane Regional Medical Center, Cardiovascular Institute of the South and East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services.

Registration is required. To register, visit, or call (225) 658-4587. The deadline to register is May 5.