I’m collaborating with the Anthem Foundation on this sponsored post to raise awareness of hands-only CPR training kiosks at U.S. airports because in just five minutes you can learn how to save lives.
How many times have you been hanging out at the airport with time to kill before boarding your fight? Usually, you don’t do anything particularly productive during that time, but now at select airports in the U.S. you can learn how to perform hands-only CPR.
So the next time you are traveling, keep a lookout for American Heart Association hands-only CPR training kiosks at select U.S. airports. The kiosks are supported by the Anthem Foundation as part of an effort to educate the public about hands-only CPR. In about 5 minutes you can learn how to perform hands-only CPR, practice on a dummy and get feedback.
Why bother learning hands-only CPR?
There are so many reasons, here are just five:
- Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because CPR isn’t immediately performed on them.
- Hands-only CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival especially when performed immediately after cardiac arrest.
- Hands-only CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths has been shown to be as effective as CPR with mouth-to-mouth. That means you don’t have to be wary of putting your mouth on someone else’s mouth.
- You don’t have to be afraid of practicing hands-only CPR because your actions can only help.
- Hands-only CPR only has two steps: If a teen or adult collapses, call 9-1-1; then, push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives.
Watch the video below to see how the training kiosks work.
Totally worth giving up five minutes worth of cellphone zoning out time, right?