If you were in a situation where somebody needed CPR, would you be able to step up to the plate?
The American Red Cross says one-quarter of adults have found themselves in that spot, and that's why CPR is such a vital piece of knowledge.
Studies have shows that being trained in hands-only (compression-only) CPR can make the lifesaving different when someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest. The technique involves no mouth to mouth contact and is best used in emergencies where someone has seen another person suddenly collapse.
In an effort to have more lifesavers trained in our community, the American Red Cross and Premera Blue Cross have teamed up to host “Save A Life Saturday,” a free public hands-only CPR training course on Saturday, September 20th and the Spokane Arena.
The goal of the event is to get 300 people trained at one time in hand-only CPR. Training only takes about 30 minutes to complete, but does require registration and is not a full CPR certification class.