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CPR Sunday, October 10, 2010

September 20, 2010

Tacoma - Pierce County Emergency Management is teaming up with the Tacoma Fire Department and other community partners to sponsor CPR Sunday this year. This annual community event is offered free-of-charge to anyone who is interested in learning the basic life-saving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

CPR Sunday will be held Oct. 10, at Foss High School, 2112 S. Tyler St. in Tacoma.

Students attending this event are taught the fundamentals of CPR in a classroom setting and then given the opportunity to practice what they have learned on a CPR mannequin under the direction of an experienced CPR instructor. Once the students and their instructors are comfortable with the skills that have been demonstrated, the students each receive a Tacoma Fire Department certified CPR card. In order to secure your preferred class time please pre-register at: www.cprsunday.net/registration.html.

What Attendees Can Expect

  • More than 50 certified Basic Life Support instructors;
  • 1 1/2 hours of classroom training;
  • Four class options: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m.; and,
  • Practical training with CPR mannequin.

This training includes the use of automated external defibrillators (AED's)

What Attendees Will Learn

  • What happens when you call 9-1-1;
  • Patient assessment;
  • One rescuer adult/child/infant CPR and obstructed airway;
  • Automated external defibrillator use;
  • Foreign body airway obstruction management;
  • Essentials of a home first aid kit; and,
  • CPR-related information/reminder list for home and wallet.

CPR Sunday is the result of a community-wide effort to improve the outcome of cardiac emergencies in the greater Tacoma area. Numerous organizations come together for the planning and support of this event, including: MultiCare, Rural/Metro Ambulance, Pierce County Fire District 10, Adriatic Grill, Cardiac Science, College of Medical Training, Dukes Chowder House, EMTA, Keep the Beat, RAM Restaurant and Brewery, Tacoma Firefighters Local #31, YMCA, and many more.

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