Fifth- and sixth-grade students from Underwood Elementary recently learned how to save a life in two simple steps. Representatives from the American Heart Association taught the students how to perform Hands-Only CPR on April 26.
The students learned how to do this type of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), which is regular CPR without the mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended when a teen or adult suddenly collapses in an “out-of-hospital” setting. It consists of two steps: (1) Call 9-1-1 (or ask someone to do this) and (2) push hard and fast in the center of the chest.