Earlier this month at a Ballard Bruin high school baseball game in Louisville, KY, we helped to coordinate a hands only CPR demonstration with the help of the Ballard Baseball players. Check out this 2 minute video of the event.
Studies have shown that even brief exposures to hands only CPR training may be helpful for people to learn what to do during a cardiac arrest.
In Louisville only 25% of cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR. The main reason for this is a lack of knowledge by lay people of what to do in a cardiac arrest. We try to keep it simple in our teaching of hands only CPR. First, check the victim and see if they are responsive. Second, if no response call 911 and get the experts on the way to you. Third, lock your hands together and push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives.
During our regular hands only CPR classes we teach how to perform hands only CPR with actual practice on a mannequin. We also demonstrate the use of an AED and speak about the best way to survive a cardiac arrest is to avoid it altogether through a health lifestyle.
If you have a group of 15 or more people we will come and teach you hands only CPR for free in 30-45 minutes. Sign up through the website.