'Sidewalk CPR' classes given at local Wal-Mart
POSTED: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 8:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 8:34pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — The American Heart Association and Baton Rouge General want to teach you a 60-second trick that could help save someone's life.
CPR instructors were on hand at the Wal-Mart on Siegen today to teach "hands only" CPR as part of National CPR Week.
The process is easy: first, call 911; then, start compressions on the sick person's chest. Instructors say to pump to the beat of the BeeGee's disco hit “Staying Alive” to make it easier. Keep going until EMS gets on the scene.
"You need to be that middle man - that middle step - between 911 and EMS. It can double, if not triple, a victim’s chances of survival by getting those chest compressions.”
You can get a free sidewalk CPR lesson on Thursday or Friday at the aforementioned location from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.