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GAMC To Host Hands-Only CPR Training
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Media Contact Information:
Alicia Gonzalez
(818) 409-6604
or (818) 800-3113

Training to be held at the Glendale Galleria Macy's Entrance

WHAT: Glendale Adventist Medical Center staff will provide free hands-only CPR training on Sidewalk CPR Day, June 4, at the Glendale Galleria (in front of Macy's). This event is one of over 80 sites across Los Angeles County. Last year, more than 5,000 people learned how to save a life in just five minutes with a quick lesson from local firefighters and medical professionals. This year, the goal is to train at least 10,000 more, using easy-to-inflate "Mini Anne" manikins.

WHY: Hands-only CPR focuses on the first few minutes following a cardiac arrest, since the lungs and blood contain only enough oxygen to keep vital organs healthy for that amount of time. While emergency responders are on their way to the scene, chest compressions using hands-only CPR will provide the ongoing blood flow needed to give the patient a much better chance of survival once responders arrive.

Currently in Los Angeles County, less than three percent of the nearly 383,000 sudden cardiac arrest victims survive. Only 32 percent of victims receive CPR from a bystander. Don't be a bystander in a cardiac emergency - be a lifesaver!

WHEN: 9 AM to Noon

WHERE: Glendale Galleria (Macy's entrance area) 100 West Broadway, Glendale, CA 91210