Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Media Release: Free Hands-Only CPR Training for CPR & AED Awareness Week

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Media@dhs.lacounty.gov



“WHAT IF IT WERE THEM?”


LA County Offers Free Hands-Only CPR Training in Long Beach
Helping Prepare the Public to Save their Loved Ones in Case of Cardiac Arrest


Los Angeles, CA – LA County residents can learn how to save a loved one in cardiac arrest using Hands-Only CPR, during a free community event. Participants will receive one-on-one instruction from first responders and will practice on manikins. 

Hands-Only CPR – pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest until EMS arrives – is easy to learn, can be performed by anyone, and can help save lives during a cardiac emergency.
LA County’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the Fire Departments of Long Beach and LA County are teaming up with the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and Long Beach area hospitals to provide free Hands-Only CPR training to LA County residents during the 2024 Sidewalk CPR event, part of National CPR & AED
Awareness Week.

Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States and early bystander CPR can triple the chances of survival. Less than half of the victims in cardiac arrest in LA County receive CPR before paramedics arrive. More than 70% of cardiac arrests happen at home, learning to recognize cardiac arrest, and taking immediate action can be truly lifesaving
for the people you love.

What: Free Hands-Only CPR Training for CPR & AED Awareness Week
Where: El Dorado Park West – Good Neighbor Park
2800 Studebaker Road, Long Beach, CA 90815
Enter off Studebaker Road
When: THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Visuals: First responders in uniform and fire truck. CPR manikins. Training booths where medical professionals will be teaching the public. Spanish, English, Tagalog, and Khmer CPR demonstrations.

Who: Nichole Bosson, Medical Director, Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency

Richard Tadeo, Director, Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency

Rex Richardson, Long Beach Mayor

Daryl Supernaw, Long Beach 4th District Council

Julia Mockeridge, Health Deputy, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Fourth District

Jeanette Christian, Long Beach Deputy, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Fourth District

Dennis Buchanan, Fire Chief, Long Beach Fire Department

Anh Pham, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Optum California, and volunteer expert with the American Heart Association

Steven Munatones, cardiac arrest survivor, and his son Skyler who helped save his life

John Zaragoza, cardiac arrest survivor, and his nephew Larry who helped save his life


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