Antelope Valley residents can learn to save a life for free during Sidewalk CPR Day on Thursday, June 1. Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) in partnership with American Medical Response will provide “hands-only” CPR training from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Community Resource Center, 44151 15th Street West in Lancaster. AVH is one of nearly 100 sites throughout Los Angeles County to participate in Sidewalk CPR Day.
Hands-only CPR, also known as compression-only CPR, is different from conventional mouth-to-mouth CPR. Sidewalk CPR is designed to give people basic skills, which if provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival until emergency responders arrive. Frequent chest compressions move oxygenated blood through the body, keeping the brain and other vital organs alive until the heart can be restarted.
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