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Save a Heart, Restart a Life – Project Heart Start in Gallup

June 20, 2012, Gallup, NM — Would you know what to do if someone near you collapsed from a cardiac arrest? Every year 300,000 people die from a cardiac arrest. Some of those deaths could have been prevented if those close by had been aware of a few simple, lifesaving steps.

Unfortunately, most of the time, no one does CPR. People cannot remember the sequences or they are afraid they will do it wrong or they will not do mouth-to-mouth breathing. The result is fewer than 5% of victims survive.

On Saturday, June 23, 2012 Gallup will join 10 cities throughout New Mexico for a state-wide Project Heart Start training program. The program will teach interested community members a new form of CPR call Compression-Only CPR (COCPR). The non-certification trainings will be held at 8am, 9am, and 10am at Hiroshi Miyamura High School, 680 S. Boardman Ave.

Participants will be shown a 10-minute video and then have a chance for supervised hands-on practice using mannequins where they will run through a scenario of what to do when an individual suddenly collapses in front of them. Participants will be taught how to save a choking victim, recognize the signs of a heart attack and how to use the automated external defibrillator (AED). The trainings are free, easy to learn and takes less than an hour.

Project Heart Start is funded by the New Mexico Heart Institute and sponsored by KOAT TV and the Albuquerque Journal. Gallup’s event is sponsored by Western New Mexico Emergency Physicians, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS), TriState CareFlight, Gallup Med Flight, Gallup Vision Source, Gurley Motor Co., Century 21 Action Realty and Butler’s Printing and Office Supply. For more information contact, 863-7283.

Project Heart Start, Hiroshi Miyamura High School
Saturday, June 23, 2012, 8am, 9am, 10am
Free to the public and open to anyone age 12 and older