Free CPR Training
Lakes Region EMS Paramedics and EMTs are teaching American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for CPR that prioritize chest compressions for bystanders trying to revive people whose hearts have stopped. The AHA based these new guidelines on research that showed that bystanders are more likely to perform compression-only CPR on strangers. A bystander should compress the victim’s chest 100 times a minute to a depth of about 2 inches, keeping blood and oxygen flowing to the brain.
Free training is available for members of the community. Contact the Edcuation Supervisor at (651) 277-4911 x102 for more information.