Methodist Hospital will provide free Hands-OnlyTM CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) training Thursday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall.
Part of a countywide event, the training will occur near the food court outside Johnny Rocket restaurant next to Methodist Hospital’s Heart Check blood pressure center. About two dozen registered nurses will demonstrate the basics and proper techniques of the American Heart Association’s Hands-OnlyTM CPR, and participants can practice on mannequins.
When performed by a bystander, this method has been shown to be as effective as “conventional” CPR in emergencies that occur at home or work or in public. There are only two steps to remember:
1. Call 911
2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest (to the beat of the song “Stayin’ Alive).