- Published on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 02:20
- Written by Super User
WILMINGTON, NC - Sudden cardiac arrest claims an estimated 350,000 lives each year. Many victims have no history of heart disease and no prior symptoms. Most people know to call 911 if they witness someone collapse, but many people don’t know that a simple action may save a person’s life. Effective bystander CPR can improve a person’s chance of survival by keeping the blood circulating to their brain, heart and other vital organs.
Paramedics with New Hanover Regional Medical Center EMS will be giving free hands-only CPR lessons at locations throughout New Hanover County during National CPR & AED Awareness Week, June 1-7. Lessons take about 10-15 minutes and will educate residents on the important role bystanders play in saving a cardiac arrest victim’s life. Paramedics will be at the following locations and the public is encouraged to look for the NHRMC EMS bus and learn this life-saving skill.
• Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. – Independence Mall, Ruby Tuesday entrance, Wilmington
• Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. – Boardwalk gazebo, Carolina Beach
• Monday, June 3 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. – Cape Fear Hospital, main entrance, Wilmington
• Tuesday, June 4 from 10:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. – Chick-fil-A, Monkey Junction
• Wednesday, June 5 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. – The Cotton Exchange parking lot, Wilmington
• Thursday, June 6 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. – Hanover Center parking lot, Wilmington
• Friday, June 7 from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. – Kohl’s Department Store parking lot, Wilmington
For more information, visit www.nhrmc.org/cpr.