UMHS teams up with students to teach hands-only CPR

Do you know what to do if a friend or family member suddenly went into cardiac arrest?

Start hands-only CPR!

Hands-only CPR is CPR without any mouth-to-mouth contact. If you witness someone suddenly collapse, it’s important to call 9-1-1 and then begin pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest of the collapsed person.

Thanks to the U-M Club Sports Teams, more than 350 U-M students were trained in hands-only CPR over the course of two days last week.

Team members set up a training station right in the heart of campus to teach students the lifesaving technique as they walked to class.

“This is a great first step in training every member of the University of Michigan community in hands-only CPR,” says Robert Winfield, M.D., chief health officer at U-M and executive director of University of Health Service. “Our long-term goal is to do more events like this one throughout the university. We know that the need for CPR comes at unexpected times and having this skill can save a life.”

The team members had some help from several organizations, including the U-M Department of Emergency Medicine, SaveMiHeart, the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association, among others!

Watch the video above to check out the event and learn hands-only CPR.
You could help save a life!


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