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Oklahoma’s First Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk at Science Museum Oklahoma

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The American Heart Association and MidFirst Bank will debut Oklahoma’s first hands-only CPR Training Kiosk at 9 a.m. Monday, June 27 at Science Museum Oklahoma.

Every year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital, with more than 20% occurring in public places like the museum. Cardiac arrest remains a leading cause of death in the United States, and survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. The American Heart Association will use this kiosk to train thousands of local citizens and visitors to be ready to respond in the event of a medical emergency.

The kiosk features a touch screen with a video program that provides a brief introduction and overview of Hands-Only CPR, followed by a practice session and a 30-second test session. With the help of a practice manikin, or a rubber torso, the kiosk gives feedback about the depth and rate of compressions and proper hand placement – factors that influence the effectiveness of CPR.  The entire training takes about five minutes.

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