According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year.
It’s a frightening number the AHA hopes to reduce by training people on life-saving Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills.
On Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour will make its way to the Indiana Statehouse.
During the free 30-minute training sessions, attendees will learn the two steps of hands-only CPR.
Emcees will perform CPR to songs that are 100 – 120 beats per minute, which is the rate CPR should be performed.
Hands-only CPR, when performed correctly, can be just as effective as conventional CPR and can triple a person’s chance of survival, according to the AHA.
Look out for the mobile tour set-up at the corner of North Senate Avenue and Robert Orr Plaza.
Indianapolis is the final stop of a nine-state tour funded by the American Heart Association and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation.
Follow the link for more information about the Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour.