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Take 5 Minutes to Learn How to Save a Life at the CoolSprings Galleria on Monday
Emergency responders will be in Center Court for CPR/AED demonstration/practice
Franklin, TN – Learn how to do CPR and use an AED in just five minutes on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the CoolSprings Galleria shopping mall.
Firefighters and emergency medical providers from Franklin, Brentwood and Williamson Medical Center will demonstrate how to perform hands-only CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) from 1 to 4 PM in Center Court on the lower level. CoolSprings Galleria patrons and employees will have an opportunity to practice these skills on mannequins.
Immediately beginning CPR by pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest can double or triple a person’s chance of surviving a cardiac arrest, according to the American Heart Association. Hands-only CPR helps to maintain circulation and breathing for an unresponsive patient until emergency responders arrive.
Additionally, the Franklin Fire Department is offering two free non-certification CPR classes on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Avenue. The first class will take place from 9 AM to noon. The second class will take place from 1 – 4 PM. For more information, or to register for either class, please visit www.franklintn.gov/CPR.
These events have been organized in honor of CPR and AED Awareness Week, June 1 – 7, 2019, which is designed to encourage people to act in a cardiac emergency.
American Heart Association research shows that more than 350,000 people experience cardiac arrest each year outside of a hospital setting. A victim’s chance of survival decreases by 10 percent for each minute without CPR from the time of arrest, making bystander intervention crucial. When community members are willing and able to provide early CPR, and AEDs are readily available, the chances of a patient surviving a cardiac event increases significantly.