Last night STHF was at the Louisville Mtb short track series. We did two 90 second hands only demonstrations to the crowd of about 100-120 spectators. There was great energy among the crowd and the instructors knocked it out of the park.
(Our 3 summer cardiac arrest interns and hands only CPR instructors)
We have worked closely with Brian Segal of the Louisville Mtb short track series. Brian has been a big supporter of STHF and sees the value of knowing hands only CPR. He was saying to his fellow racers, “You need to learn this so that if you are on a ride and someone has a grabber, you will know what to do.” I haven’t heard a cardiac arrest described like that before but agree with Brian. Knowing hands only CPR is a basic life skill that everyone should know.
(Brian Segal co-founder of Louis Mtb short track series)
80% of cardiac arrests happen in a private residence. The person that you may be performing CPR on is likely going to be someone that you know or love. Do you know what to do if someone has a cardiac arrest? At the Louisville Mtb shortcake racing series, we took a unique approach to teaching hands only CPR. We did a 90 second demonstration with our cardiac arrest interns demonstrating how to save someone in during a cardiac arrest. Our volunteer/victim was Patrick a racer in the event. We stick to the basics: 1. check the victim over and make sure they aren’t responsive 2. Look and listen for breathing 3. Call 911 and get the experts on the way 4. Start hands only CPR and don’t stop until help arrives
We were fortunate to have local media coverage with Kasey Cunningham from WAVE3 news covering the event. She did a great job covering the event and got the facts correct. What a great reporter and welcome to our community. To see her story check out this link.
If you are interested in us coming and teaching you a free hands only CPR class please get a group of 15 friends, family, neighbors, co-workers etc. and we will come and teach you hands only CPR in 30 minutes. Contact us through the website. Hands only CPR it’s not so hard.