MedStar has begun hosting chest compression training sessions at community events, city meetings and area businesses in the hope of increasing the public’s ability and willingness to aid cardiac arrest victims. Considering that heart disease remains the top cause of death in the US, learning chest compressions is definitely time well-spent!
The training includes a short tutorial and hands-on instruction with a MedStar professional. Please note that attendees of this type of training will not receive official CPR certification. However, early and effective chest compressions can be performed by bystanders and are proven to substantially increase survival rates for cardiac arrest patients.
There is no charge for MedStar’s chest compression training. Host locations should provide an adequate space and setting for attendees, audio / visual equipment for presenting a DVD and a 6-foot table. MedStar will provide the training materials and Chest Compression Champ cards for those who complete the session.
Chest Compression Training events can be scheduled for group settings with more than 10 people in attendance. Requests for training must be received no fewer than 2 weeks in advance and will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Training is subject to instructor availability for locations within MedStar’s service area (Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Burleson, Edgecliff Village, Forest Hill, Haltom City, Haslet, Lake Worth, Lakeside, River Oaks, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Westover Hills, Westworth Village and White Settlement.)