Monday, August 19, 2013
EMS Offering ‘Hands-Only’ CPR Classes
The Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (WVEMS) announced today it will offer free, hands-only (no mouth-to-mouth) CPR training for the general public on Aug. 29 at 6:30 and 7 p.m., and on Sept. 20 at 9 and 9:30 a.m. in the training classroom of the Westport Police-EMS Headquarters, 50 Jesup Road.
According to Jay Paretzsky, CPR training coordinator, students will learn how to perform hands-only CPR for an adult who does not show signs of life. They will also learn to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), he said, and how to assist an adult who is choking and cannot breathe.
He noted that hands-only CPR takes only 30 minutes to learn, and that it is is not a certification-level class.