Hands-Only CPR program offered to school students
In line with its mission to serve the community, the LAU Clinical Simulation Center in collaboration with the NGO Youth Organization Heart Awareness (YOHAN) resumed its activities to promote the Hands-Only CPR program, a discipline of the American Heart Association designed to raise awareness in schools and the community about sudden cardiac arrest. The CSC AHA-International Training Center certified instructors and LAU medical students delivered on January 19, 2022 a training session to Grades 11 and 12 at Collège des Apôtres, Jounieh.
Hands-Only CPR is easy and can save lives. If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, just remember these two steps:
- Call the Red Cross (140) or assign a specific person to do so
- Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song “Stayin’ Alive” until help arrives.
For more info, visit www.heart.org/handsonlycpr and watch a one-minute training video, which shows a straightforward way of performing Hands-Only CPR.