Marin county CPR classes

Marin County: Don’t Miss a Beat, Learn 5-Minute CPR Non-certified hands-only trainings will take place in 18 locations around Marin on June 6. By DEANNE GOODMAN (Patch Staff) June 1, 2015 Image and press release by Marin County Like a breath of life-saving fresh air, theMarin County Emergency Medical Services Agency is offering its sixth annual “Don’t Miss a Beat: Hands-Only CPR” event on Saturday, June 6, at venues throughout Marin County. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the public can learn how to perform hands-only CPR and assist a person who has experienced a sudden cardiac arrest. In just five minutes, anyone age 8 or older can learn a skill they hope to never use: cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. Every year in Marin, more than 200 people suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital. Battalion Chief Mike Giannini, the fire emergency medical officer for the Marin County Fire Department, said a cardiac arrest patient is three times more likely to survive if a bystander starts hands-only CPR in the minutes before medical professionals arrive. “It is a simple and effective way to save a life and does not require mouth to mouth breathing” he said. The non-certified trainings will take place in 18 locations around Marin. Local doctors, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and firefighters will teach hands-only CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that help keep hearts beating. Last year 2,319 people were trained at the Marin locations in just four hours, and this year the goal is to train more than 2,500 people. Participants are eligible for raffle prizes from community partners who support the cause. More information can be found atwww.MarinEMS.org and www.handsonlycpr.org. David Nolen Swaim Owner Tam Realty Inc DRE-1070789 609 San Anselmo Ave San Anselmo CA 94960 415-710-5504 www.tamrealty.com

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