The American Heart Association and Union Hospital are working together to empower parents and other caregivers with the skills and the confidence to become lifesavers.
The American Heart Association is providing 2,000 Infant CPR Anytime kits to Union Hospital to distribute to new and expecting parents in its pre-natal program to complement the hospital’s work to decrease infant mortality. In about 20 minutes, the Infant CPR Anytime “all-in-one” learning kit can teach parents the basic skills of infant CPR, infant choking relief and calling for help.”
Each kit contains a baby manikin and a DVD with instructions in both English and Spanish that allows users to learn these life-saving skills anywhere, either in the comfort of their own home or in large group settings. The kit teaches CPR using the AHA’s research-proven “practice-while-watching” technique, which allows users to watch an instructional DVD while practicing their skills on a personal manikin.
“Every year, more than 350,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest in the United States, and sadly less than half of those people receive immediate help from bystanders,” said Cindie DeWolf, senior community CPR manager for the American Heart Association. “The CPR Anytime kit empowers anyone – a mother, father, older sibling, neighbor - to act immediately and save lives. We’re thrilled to get these kits into the hands of new parents at Union Hospital.”