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The University of
Offers Free CPR Awareness Class during
Annual Health and Wellness Fair
Memphis, Tenn. (January 29, 2009) – On Saturday, February 21, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy will offer a free, updated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) awareness class during the annual UTHSC Health and Wellness Fair. Open to everyone interested in emergency resuscitation, the CPR awareness class will be taught by more than a dozen UTHSC College of Pharmacy faculty and students who are trained and certified by the American Heart Association, which updated its CPR guidelines in 2005.
CPR awareness training and health fair event is scheduled from 9 a.m. until
noon at Independent Presbyterian Church,
This university-sponsored effort is a convenient, no-cost way for Memphians to learn about CPR for the first time or to reacquaint those who are already familiar with the process. It includes the latest techniques that could save the life of a family member, co-worker or anyone in need of resuscitation.
According to the American Heart Association, about 80 percent of hospital cardiac arrests occur in private or residential settings. If bystander CPR is not provided, a victim’s chance of survival falls 7 to 10 percent for every minute of delay until defibrillation.
The health fair will be held in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign, an effort to promote awareness about heart disease, the No. 1 killer of American women.
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