Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosks Now in Airports

I recently shared two shorts videos about learning Hands-Only CPR. They show how to do it, a technique that can double, or even triple, a victim’s chances of survival after a cardiac arrest, and it only takes about 5 minutes to watch them both.

girl practicing hands-only CPR
Young girl learning Hands-Only CPR at the American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR training kiosk at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. © American Heart Association 2017 Photo by Tommy Campbell Photography

Thanks to the great folks at Anthem Foundation for making this post about Hands-Only CPR possible. As always, my comments, opinions and desire to share potentially life saving information with my community are my own.

Now, a new kiosk for learning Hands-Only CPR stands ready to use at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. Supported by the Anthem Foundation, this kiosk and many more like it will be available at airports throughout the country as a part of the American Heart Association’s educational campaign to teach Hands-Only CPR.

About 20% of cardiac arrests occur in public places such as airports, and millions visit airports every day, so an airport seems a perfect place to install these practice kiosks. They are designed to train large numbers of people on this simple, potentially lifesaving technique. Complete with a training video, including step by step instructions in English and Spanish, they also feature a practice manikin to test yourself on the proper rate, hand positioning, and chest compression depth for the most effective technique right there in the airport. Cool, right? It’s never been easier. Check out this short video.

Hands-Only CPR, Simple


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If you see one of these kiosks in your travels and get a chance to try it, please come back and let me know your experience. Thanks!

To learn more, please visit www.heart.org/handsonlycpr and www.anthem.foundation.

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