The University of Arizona, where chest-compression-only CPR was developed, will offer a free class in the method on Saturday morning.
The class is scheduled for 10 a.m. and registration starts at 9:30 a.m. in DuVal Auditorium at The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.
Sudden cardiac arrest is a major public health problem that claims about 1,000 lives each day in the U.S. alone, UA health experts say.
Research has shown that chest-compression-only CPR, an easy-to-learn lifesaving skill, doubles a person's chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest.
The training is presented by a group of UA College of Medicine students at the Tucson campus aimed at teaching people lifesaving skills.
The training is not a certification class. However, participants can request a letter stating that they completed the training.
Reservations are requested, but not required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-4146. For more information about UA Sarver Heart Center, visit www.heart.arizona.edu