Free chest-compression CPR class on Saturday

2013-10-17T05:45:00Z 2013-10-17T07:42:51Z Free chest-compression CPR class on SaturdayStephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 17, 2013 5:45 am  • 

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 or call 626-4146. For more information about UA Sarver Heart Center, visit

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