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REMSA Offers "Hands Only" CPR Training

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RENO, Nev. – In honor of National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7), the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) will conduct “hands only” CPR demonstrations around Reno and Sparks.  Community members will be taught how to respond to sudden cardiac arrest as well as how to do effective “hands-only” CPR.

REMSA has partnered with local businesses during the week where they will conduct the CPR trainings. The week’s training calendar is as follows:

·         Sunday, June 1 at Squeeze Inn - South Reno (25 Foothill Road, Suite 3, Reno) from 9 a.m. to noon

·         Monday June 2 at Swill Wine and Coffee (3366 Lakeside Ct., Reno) from 9 a.m. to noon

·         Tuesday, June 3 at Whole Foods Market (6139 S Virginia St, Reno) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·         Wednesday, June 4 at Feed the Camel (McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Dr, Reno) from 5 p.m. to 8 pm..

·         Thursday, June 5 at MidTown Farmers Market (MidTown District, Reno) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·         Friday, June 6 at Scheels (1200 Scheels Dr, Sparks) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

·         Saturday, June 7 at The Club at Town Center in Somersett (7650 Town Square Way, Reno) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. as part of the Heart Healthy Heroes 5K and Fun Run.

REMSA will have manikins and educators to teach participants how to properly conduct cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with only using their hands in case of an emergency. The CPR training is not an official certification course, but is instead an awareness course that will lead to saving more lives in Washoe County.

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the country. Everyone should know how to perform CPR in an emergency. Immediate, effective CPR could more than double a victim's chance of survival.

“Every 25 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack,” said J.W. Hodge, education manager at REMSA.  “Focusing on the health of our community, providing quality education and resources, and encouraging a heart healthy lifestyle is critical to ensure we are making a difference in the lives of the people that live and work in our area.”

For more information or questions, contact REMSA at  (775) 353-0772 or www.remsaeducation.com.

About REMSA

REMSA is a private emergency medical services system serving northern Nevada. REMSA’s state-of-the-art 9-1-1 dispatch communications center is fully accredited, as are all emergency medical transport services of the company. REMSA provides quality patient care with no taxpayer support or other subsidies.

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