Hospital to host Sidewalk CPR event

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News release 

Santa Clarita residents can learn Hands-Only CPR at the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital main entrance and at Henry Mayo Fitness and Health during a special county-wide event on Monday, June 5.   

Training sessions will be held between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Main Hospital entrance and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fitness and Health. The Sidewalk CPR event teaches community members how to perform Hands-Only CPR. 

Sidewalk CPR day, which is part of National CPR Week, is sponsored by the American Heart Association and the L.A. County Emergency Medical Services Agency. 

According to AHA, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur in the United States every year. About 90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. 

Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public. Hands-Only CPR has just two easy steps, performed in this order: (1) Call 911 if you see someone suddenly collapse; and (2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of a familiar song that has 100 to 120 beats per minute. Song examples include “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees. Visit heart.org/handsonlycpr to watch a 90-second Hands-Only CPR instructional video. 

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway in Valencia. Henry Mayo Fitness and Health is located at 24525 Town Center Drive in Valencia. For more information on the countywide Sidewalk CPR event, contact Tamar Avakian at 661-200-1181, or e-mail her at [email protected]. HMNH also offers a variety of CPR classes. For more information, visit henrymayo.com/classes, or call 661.200.2300. 

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