This week the interns from Start the Heart Foundation are working with Dr. Lorrel Brown and Kentucky One Health to teach hands only CPR at the YUM Center. Kentucky One Health has been teaching all of their non-clinical employees hands only CPR this month. In addition, they are teaching at the University of Louisville women’s and men’s basketball game this week.
There were two booths set up in the concourse of the YUM Center and over 150 people were taught during the women’s game on Monday. STHF interns manned one of the training booths and did a tremendous job teaching a large number of fans in just a few minutes time. We really distilled the teaching down to “Call 911 and push hard and fast” if you witness a teen or adult collapse.
As part of the event, our team was covered by WAVE3 reporter Kasey Cunningham. I have been working with the AHA in Kentucky to help get legislation that will require hands only CPR education as a requirement for high school graduation. Our intern Megan was incredible. Check out the story at this link.
It was a great night. Lots of energy and a tremendous honor to be involved with Kentucky One Health’s effort to improve survival from cardiac arrest.