If you saw someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? If not, don’t you wish you did?
Saturday, February 22, Winona Health is offering free workshops to teach you, your friends and family how to help someone having sudden cardiac arrest. The workshops will be informative and fun. All ages 12 and older are welcome. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
“People may be surprised to learn that saving someone’s life doesn’t require mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Hands only CPR is easy to learn, and you never know when you may have the opportunity to save a life,” says Helen Bagshaw, RN, a Winona Health ICU nurse who will be leading the workshop. “February, heart month, is a great time to do something special for your Valentine and all the people you love.” Bagshaw also will cover information about what to do when someone is choking and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Bagshaw notes that the Hand Only CPR training is easy; just two steps:
1. Call 911
2. Push hard and fast in center of chest to the beat of ‘Staying Alive’
Sign up for one of the half-hour workshops (limited to 12 people per session):
9 – 9:30 a.m.
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
10:30 – 11 a.m.
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
12 – 12:30 p.m.
1 – 1:30 p.m.
1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
2:30 – 3 p.m.
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
The workshops will be held at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Avenue, in the B.A. Miller Auditorium. Workshops are free but space is limited. RSVP for a specific time is required by Thursday, February 20. Sign up for a workshop by calling 507.457.4161 or RSVP online at winonahealth.org/cpr.