O’FALLON – O’Fallon EMS, in conjunction with Memorial Hospital, will be offering a free Hands-Only CPR class on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. at the Memorial Health Education Center (706 E. Hwy 50, O’Fallon, Illinois). Those who want to attend the class can register online at www.memhosp.com/heart_month_2016.
Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work, or in a park). It consists of two easy steps:
Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to do that).
Push hard and fast in the center of the chest.
When you call 9-1-1, stay on the phone until the 9-1-1 dispatcher (operator) tells you to hang up. The dispatcher will ask about the emergency and details like location. It is important to be specific, especially if calling from a mobile phone not associated with a fixed location or address. Remember that answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.
For more information about the free Hands-Only CPR class, please call 618.257.5649