In support of National CPR Week June 1-7, St. Francis Medical Center is offering free “Hands-Only CPR” classes on Thursday, June 6, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency. The classes will be held at St. Francis Medical Center located at 3630 E. Imperial Highway in Lynwood.
CPR instructors will demonstrate the proper techniques of Hands-Only CPR. Hands-only CPR consists of strong, fast, rhythmic chest compressions without the rescue breaths. The hands-on sessions give participants the opportunity to practice the technique on CPR simulator mannequins. According to research reported by the American Heart Association (AHA), hands-only CPR can be as effective as traditional CPR with rescue breaths when it is performed in the first critical minutes of an adult experiencing cardiac arrest outside the hospital.
The AHA stresses that immediate CPR can triple a victim’s chance of survival. With seventy percent of cardiac arrests occurring at home, administering CPR until first responders arrive could save the life of a loved one.
Sidewalk CPR Sessions
Session 1: 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Session 2: 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Session 3: 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Session 4: 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Session 5: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Session 6: 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Session 7: 11:30 am – 12:00 noon
Session 8: 12:00 noon – 12:30 pm
All sessions offered in English and Spanish.
To register for a session or for questions, please call the St. Francis Medical Center Education Department at (310) 900-8522. The class is not a CPR certification course, but information on how to get certified will be available.