American Heart Association in partnership with Exempla Healthcare
to train more than 100 7th Graders at
Peak to Peak Charter School in Hands Only CPR.

WHAT: Hands Only CPR Training hosted by Peak to Peak Charter School. The training will be presented by the American Heart Association and is sponsored by Exempla Healthcare. The students will listen to Debra Steveson a nurse at Good Samaritan Medical Center who will discuss heart health, and will hear from a young woman who survived sudden cardiac arrest at 17 years old.

The students will be trained in Hands Only CPR using the American Heart Association’s innovative CPR Anytime curriculum. It’s a flexible, convenient, and self-paced program for learning CPR. The kit provides everything you need to learn CPR at home including an inflatable CPR manikin, a 22-minute DVD, and includes information about infant CPR and choking protocols.

The CPR Anytime 22 minute course is designed to share with friends and family, so each student will be tasked with going home and training others in Hands Only CPR using their CPR Anytime Kit. Peak to Peak as a school, has set an aggressive goal to have 700 people trained in CPR through this program

WHEN: November, 15, 2012 / 11:15am to 1:15pm

WHERE Peak to Peak Charter School, 800 Merlin Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026

WHY: Less than 8% of sudden cardiac arrest victim survive because most people who witness the arrest do not know how to perform CPR. It could be your mother, your son, your co-worker, your best friend, or your neighbor.

Five minutes is the difference between life and death. If no CPR is provided or no defibrillation occurs within 3 to 5 minutes, the chances of survival drop.

About 5,800 children 18 years old and under suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year from all causes – including trauma, cardiovascular causes and sudden infant death syndrome.

AGENDA: 11:20am – Nurse Debra Steveson, Good Samaritan Medical Center
11:40am – Q& A & Student Activity on Heart Health
12:00pm – Lunch break
12:30pm – Cardiac Arrest Survivor Speakers
12:45pm – Hands Only CPR Training using CPR Anytime curriculum
1:15pm – Q&A Session

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