Sarver Heart Center Volunteers Train More Than 4,000 in Compression Only CPR

Teaser image for this story on CCO-CPR training reaching 4,000 people in 2018-19Kudos to Erika Yee, a health education assistant with the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, reached a milestone of more than 4,000 people trained in Chest-Compression-Only CPR this year.

Yee (far right in top image at right and second from left below) and her group of 15 volunteers, mostly UA undergraduate students, coordinate with the UA College of Medicine – Tucson REACT (Resuscitation Education and CPR Training) Group, the center’s Minority Outreach Program and the Steven M. Gootter Foundation.

In the last week of June, the volunteers trained students at the UA Agricultural Center and University High School (see photos below).

For CCO-CPR training resources, including in American Sign Language (ASL), see this link.

For Spanish-language training resources, visit here.

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Health education assistant Erika Yee trains a high school student on chest-compression-only CPR techniques Health education assistant Erika Yee instructs high school students on the benefits of chest-compression-only CPR High school students learn about how chest-compression-only CPR can better save lives during cardiac arrest 

Every day nearly 1,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest in the United States alone. By using resources at the above links, you can learn how to double a person’s chance of survival!

Cada día cerca de 1,000 personas mueren a causa de un paro cardíaco repentino en los Estados Unidos solamente. Mediante el uso de los recursos arriba, usted puede aprender cómo duplicar las posibilidades de supervivencia de una persona.

Among its missions, the UA Sarver Heart Center serves as the home of the UA Division of Cardiology, one of 14 divisions in the UA Department of Medicine—the largest department in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson with some 250 faculty physicians.

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06/27/2019 - 2:30pm
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