There are new, trained lifesavers in New Haven!
If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. In fact, 70% of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur at home. CPR, especially if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.
On September 11, 2017, the American Heart Association (AHA), supported by the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, brought the free Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour to the City of New Haven. The event opened with remarks from Mayor Toni Harp, Jill Hummel, who is the General Manager and President, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in CT, and by Leigh Pechillo, a CT cardiac arrest survivor and AHA advocate. After the opening remarks, two emcees used music to teach the “two simple steps” of Hands-Only CPR to numerous city employees and members of the community during a 30-minute training session.
You can learn hands-only CPR now by watching this short video.