CPR Saves Lives

Sudden cardiac arrest claims about 1,000 lives every day in the U.S. Every minute a patient waits for help, their chances for survival drop by 10 percent. Now, CPR is easier and safer. On Wednesday and Thursday this week Emergency service agencies throughout the Verde Valley join agencies across Arizona to take part in CPR (Hands ONLY) Across Arizona. The goal was to train at least 2,000 people with 500 manikins in this hands-only CPR technique, better known as continuous chest compressions. The technique was taught at all local fire stations and the Cottonwood Rec Center on both days. Rosa Romero practices CPR, using chest compressions only, on a manikin at the Cottonwood Rec Center. Nye McCarty learns chest compression CPR from Cottonwood Firefighter Sean James on Wednesday. VVN/Jon Pelletier

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