Fox news just did a story on this. This is such a great concept.
"Airport travelers now have another way to pass the time during layovers and delays thanks to an interactive training kiosk offering lessons in lifesaving CPR skills. The kiosks debuted at five major airport hubs across the U.S. Wednesday.
Each Hands-Only CPR training kiosk, provided by the American Heart Association (AHA) together with the Anthem Foundation, features a touch screen with a video program that gives users a brief “how-to,” followed by a practice session and a 30-second CPR test. Each is equipped with either a rubber torso or practice mannequin so users can receive feedback about the depth and rate of compressions and proper hand placement. "
What do you think?
Have you been thinking about getting your CPR/First Aid Instructor certification? This story is amazing as it teaches you that one can never be "too prepared"!
An instructor in Twin Falls, Minnesota was teaching a class on CPR and ended up saving the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest outside of her classroom Saturday.
The man, who was shoveling snow outside of the American Red Cross building in Rochester, came inside to take a break and that when he began having a heart attack. Jennifer Brandt, an instructor with Twin Cities Safety, put her skills to use – she had her students call 911 and she began CPR.
FACTOID: Did you know that if someone gives CPR immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, the victim’s chance of survival doubles or triples? However, according to the American Heart Association, only "32 percent of cardiac arrest victims are given CPR by a bystander". Let's help make a difference and increase the number of bystanders that initiate CPR and increase the survivability rate of those in cardiac distress.
1 in 3 women are affected by heart disease in the United States, and nearly 44 million American women are living with heart disease. Even though cardiovascular disease is quite prevalent in women, only 1 in 5 women are aware that heart disease is their greatest health risk.
While we have made great strides in reducing cardiovascular death rates in women over the last 20 years, we still must continue to educate and advocate for women of all ages.
Heart disease does not discriminate. The risk factors for heart disease are the same in both men and women:Smoking-Diabetes-High Cholesterol-High Blood Pressure-Family History of Heart Disease-Obesity.
Get screened today!
Tracy A. Jones is an American Heart Association Master Program Trainer, Instructor, & AHA Faculty Member located in San Antonio, Texas.