Every March, the American Red Cross celebrates Red Cross Month across the country. This year we teamed up with the Richland County Recreation Commission to teach kids Citizen CPR, a hands-only CPR technique.
During the week of March 12th we trained 94 kids of the Richland County Recreation Commission’s Afterschool program. The kids had a great time learning the importance of being prepared for emergency situations and we did, too!
In 2011, the Red Cross launched the new Citizen CPR lifesaving training. Also referred to as “hands-only CPR,” the potentially lifesaving technique involves no mouth-to-mouth contact and is best used in emergencies where someone has seen another person suddenly collapse. The hands-only technique increases the likelihood of surviving cardiac emergencies that occur outside medical settings.